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Niger State Government Mandates Fertility, Genotype, HIV/AIDS Tests Before Marriage

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

Following the signing of the bills into law fertility, genotype, HIV/AIDS tests are now compulsory before marriage The bill 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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