Adamawa: Traditional ruler bans female hawkins

The District Head of Jimeta in Yola North local government area of Adamawa state, Alh Muhammadu Inuwa Baba Paris has banned female hawkin in his domain.

He said the ban become imperative so as to promote girl child education in the area and to protect the girls from fallen victim of sexual abuse and other violence.

Paris who is also Dan Isa Adamawa gave the order while addressing his subjects expressed dismay over non challant attitude of some parents towards the education of their children particularly girls. 

The traditional ruler stated that security agencies have been mandated to arrest any girl seen hawking any kind of wares and prosecute the father for allowing his daughter to hawk when she is suppose to be in school.

"we have instructed all security agencies to apprehend any small girl seen hawking, so that her father will be prosecuted for allowing her to hawk". He added.

The Headlines News observed that in towns and cities of the state school age female children would be seen in markets, motorparks, recreational centres and other public places hawking all sorts of wares which exposed them to dangers.