Niger: Gov. Bello assents to GBV, pre-marital examination bills



 

Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger assented  into law, the bill against Gender Based Violence (GBV) and the bill that provided for Pre-marital Medical Examination in the state, 2020.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports bills were sponsored by Hajiya Binta Mamman and Malam Shuaibu Liman, members representing Gurara and Suleja constituencies respectively at the state’s of Assembly.

 

 

 

Bello said laws had given relevant agencies the necessary legal backing to address the menace of Gender Based Violence (GBV) mostly against women.

The governor said pre-marital examination law aimed at ensuring that all necessary pre-marital examinations were carried out on couples intending to get married.

 

 

 

 

“This to that necessary medical examinations such as genotype, HIV/AIDS and fertility tests are conducted on couples before marriage to avoid crisis after,” he said.

The governor the legislative arm for initiating the bills and ensuring their passage. (NAN)