Disturbed by the spate of reported cases of HIV/AIDS, the Emir of Dutse, Dr. Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi, has said, henceforth, couples living in his emirate must undergo test before marriage.
The Emir made the declaration yesterday in his Sallah, Eid el-Kabir, message to the people of his domain, noting that reports indicated that the menace was spreading and causing panic and suspicion among couples.
His words: “As from today, no couple can be joined together as husband and wife until they go for tests and are presented with medical certificate and confirmed negative before an Imam can officiate their marriage in this emirate.”
Also, Dr. Sunusi commended security agencies in the state for their efforts in stopping kidnapping and other social vices in Gwaram Local Government Area and some parts of the state.
Reports from the state indicated a downpour had interrupted Eid el-Kabir prayers in Jigawa State, as the congregational prayer was moved from its initial venue to the central mosque.