"No Mosquito Net, No Wedding" - Sokoto State

Following the outbreak of Malaria in Sokoto state, the commissioner for health Balarabe Kakale has proposed a new law which states that any man ready for marriage must provide a mosquito treated net to his wife’s bride price or no wedding. 

Daily Trust reported that the new law fur proposes that both man and wife intending to get married will undergo Sickle Cell gene test and also enroll for a state community contributory health scheme to reduce the cost of medical treatment. 

The health commissioner also stated that the law makes it compulsory for couples to undergo testing for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B. However, the state is set to sponsor a private bill before Sokoto state legislature. Kakale further revealed that this law would help the state curb these diseases in their state.