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Court stops Kano govt from taking action against private school owners

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Kano State High Court has restrained the state government from taking any action against private primary and secondary schools in the state.

The ex-parte order restraining the government to maintain the status quo was granted by Justice Nasiru Saminu after hearing a motion ex-parte filed by Barr. AbdulHafees Khalid for the applicants.

Also, it will be recalled that the applicants in the suit include, “The incorporated Trustees of the Association of Model Islamic Schools, Nigeria, the Incorporated Trustees of Independent Schools Proprietors’ Association Kano, Incorporated Trustees of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools Kano Chapter, Incorporated Trustees of Association of Private Schools Owners of Nigeria, Kano Chapter and Joint Committee of Private School Proprietors’ Association in Kano State.

The respondents are the Kano State Government, the Governor of Kano State, the Attorney General of Kano State, the Kano State Private and Voluntary Institutions Board, and Comrade Baba Abubakar Umar.

The court in the interim injunction order, restrained the defendants/respondents, particularly the 5th Defendant, their agents, staff, and or privies from taking any step or giving effect to the updated notice titled: REMINDER FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH KANO STATE LAW 2014 issued and served on the Applicants and or taking any steps in relation to the subject matter of this suit pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

Justice Saminu then adjourned the matter to November 21, 2023, for hearing of the motion on notice.