Kano State Government has said there is no any plan to ban women from driving across the state.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Muhammed Garba, on Thursday described as fallacious a trending story on social media platforms on a purported plan to officially disallow women regardless of any faith from getting behind the wheel.
He said even Saudi Arabia which for decades had laws that sanctioned women from driving has, after all, lifted the ban in 2018.
The commissioner said the government had at no time contemplated such a ban.
“The trending story lacks any credibility and that is why it is wholly attributed to a source that cannot be substantiated,’’ he said.
Garba said if at all there was such plan, the state government does not have to be involved in any secretive meeting to decide on a critical issue that has to do with its teeming populace.
He said it was interesting that some of the scholars quoted to have supported the alleged ban have already dissociated themselves from the story.