Katsina government retires District Head for approving marriage of a HIV-positive patient

Katsina State Governor, Dikko Radda

Katsina State Government has approved the retirement of Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi Ahmadu, the Sarkin Kurayen Katsina and District Head of Kuraye, in line with the recommendation of the Katsina Emirate Council, following an alleged misconduct and violation of legal procedures in the approval of marriages.

In a statement signed by the Director of Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the State, Abdullahi Aliyu Yar’Daua, it was noted that the decision was taken after an investigation into a petition received by the government. It was alleged that the District Head had approved a marriage contract without the required medical certificates, as mandated by the law. More notably, it was discovered that one of the parties involved in the marriage is HIV positive.

The statement read; 

“The Katsina State Government has approved the recommendation of Katsina Emirate Council for the retirement of the Sarkin Kurayen Katsina, District Head of Kuraye, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi Ahmadu, with immediate effect.

“This is sequel to a petition received by Government and subsequent investigation by the Katsina Emirate Council in which the District Head was found to have presided over a marriage contract without required medical certificates as provided by law and moreso one of the parties is HIV positive.”