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The Kano State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Zahara’u Umar, has cleared the air over the allegation of assault against an official of the state’s Children Home, Nassarawa GRA, in the state.

Making the clarification in a statement signed by the Director, Public Enlightenment of the ministry, Aishatu Haruna, on Monday, Umar said the allegation was made by two female inmates of the children’s home, whom she described as scandalous.

The commissioner said the two inmates caused the confusion after being pained by the refusal of the senior staff to give in to their constant request for official foodstuff for personal use.

She said after the senior staff refused to be giving the foodstuff to the two ladies, they resorted to “false accusations and other evil machinations”.

She stated that the two female inmates, who had previously been married off to different men, had constantly remained “nuisance” in the children’s home.

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Umar said: “The female grown-ups who are both above 30 years of age, have refused to abide by an order to vacate the home, in compliance with the rules governing the home which does not have provision for inmates above the age of 18.

“To further pave ways for their exit, she said the two were equally settled, by offering one a permanent and pensionable job at one of the state’s ministries, while the commissioner herself secured admission for the other in a School of Nursing and Midwifery. Yet, the duo refused to leave the children’s home.

“The two badly behaved adults, she asserted, have so far remained a bad influence on other little inmates, and a big threat to the smooth administration of the home.”

The commissioner stated that the ministry had resolved to send the two ladies packing, as recommended by the committee earlier set up to investigate the allegations, which eventually found same false.

The statement further quoted the Chairman, Child Fostering Committee, Kabiru Zubairu, as clearing the commissioner of further allegations surrounding the question of child fostering.

The Star

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