Kano State: Governor Yusuf Directed A Crackdown On Organizations Advocating For LGBT Rights

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Kano State: Governor Yusuf Directed A Crackdown On Organizations Advocating For LGBT Rights

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has instructed authorities to act against individuals and organizations suspected of advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights within the state.

The directive, reported by Punch, comes amid heightened tensions over alleged activities promoting same-sex marriage.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, July 7, 2024, the Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Baba Dantiye, disclosed that the state government rejects any agreements perceived to endorse activities of gays and lesbians, citing conflicts with Kano’s cultural norms and moral standards.

Dantiye further stated that Governor Yusuf has tasked the Hisbah Board with cracking down on groups promoting LGBT rights in Kano State.

 “I spoke with the governor, and he expressed his disapproval of the said agreement, even though it has not yet been confirmed. He assured me that there is no room for LGBT activities in Kano,” Dantiye said. “As you know, 98% of Kano’s population are Muslims by faith, and our religion is against this immorality, so we can’t accept it.”

On allegations of groups promoting LGBT activities in the state, the commissioner stated that the government has received citizens’ concerns, and the governor has ordered Hisbah to investigate and act against these groups.

“We also discussed this with the governor, and he directed Hisbah to investigate and crack down on them. We will take legal action as appropriate,” he added. 

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