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


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

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




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

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





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

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