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Niger state government makes fertility, genotype, HIV/AIDS tests compulsory before marriage

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger state on Wednesday February 24, signed the bill against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and the bill for Premarital Medical Examination into law.

The new bills which were signed into law makes fertility, genotype, HIV/AIDS tests compulsory before marriage and were sponsored by Niger state house of assembly members Binta Mamman and Malam Shuaibu Liman.

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It also gives relevant agencies the legal backing to tackle the menace of violence, mostly suffered by women.

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