His Highness Amir Muhammad Sanusi II who was crowned on the 8th of June 2014 as the Emir of Kano, succeeding his late great-uncle Dr Ado Bayero has called on the state government to pass a law that would punish people who divorce their spouse over flimsy excuses.
According to Premium Times, the Emir, who condemned the increase in divorce in Kano State, reiterated the need for disciplinary actions to be meted on perpetrators
Sanusi further explained that the punitive steps are to be taken to halt the development, adding that people now end their marriages on questionable grounds.
The Emir, who pointed out that women are often the most affected after divorce, stated that the worst hit amongst such women are the uneducated and the economically-disadvantaged ones. He said most of their husbands end marriages over matters that could have been resolved.
Sanusi warned that anyone found guilty of unnecessary divorce without reasonable reasons for such an action would be appropriately punished in order to serve as deterrent to others nursing the same thoughts in their head.
The Emir expressed optimism that the decision would help reduce the alarming spate of divorce cases in the state. He also warned residents, district heads, ward and village heads against drug usage and addiction, assuring that he will not relent in expelling anyone found in drug mess.
It would be recalled that on June 8, 2014, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who was an expelled Central Bank of Nigeria Governor was chosen to become the new Emir of Kano, to succeed the late Emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero. The decision, however, sparked a negative reaction from the people of the state