The Kano State government, on Thursday, says it has no plan to ban women from driving in the state.
Muhammad Garba, Commissioner for Information in the state, in a statement, described a trending report on social media over a purported plan by the state government to disallow women regardless of their faith from driving as “fallacious”.
Garba explained that the state government “had at no time contemplated on the matter”.
The commissioner noted that the story, which he said could not be traced to any credible source, “was nothing but the imaginary thinking of the authors”.
“The trending story lacks any credibility and that is why it is wholly attributed to a source that cannot be substantiated,’’ he added.
He pointed out that if there was such a plan, the state government would not be involved in any secretive meeting to take decision on a critical issue that will affect the people of the state.
Garba further stated that even Saudi Arabia, which had for decades barred sanctioned women from driving, lifted the ban in 2018.
He said it is interesting that some of the scholars quoted to have supported the alleged ban, have already dissociated themselves from the story.