On Sunday, November 8, about One million, nine hundred and seventy-five thousand, (1,975,000) bottles of beer worth over N200 million was confiscated and destroyed within Kano metropolis by the Kano State Hisbah Board.
According to news reports, the destruction exercise was carried out at Kalebawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state by the Governor of the State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Ganduje, who was represented at the event by the Deputy Governor of the State, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, said that Islam forbids alcohol consumption and all other intoxicants that can distort the mental capability of a person.
He said, “Even in Kano we have banned the consumption of beer in all parts of the State.”
Ganduje also said that his administration will do all within its power to enhance the welfare of the Hisbah officials, which includes salary increase and new uniform for the security outfit before the year 2020 runs out.
He stated that the Hisbah Board was established with the aim of preventing evil social acts in the society.
“My administration is proud of the way you discharge your duties..therefore I wish to urge all stakeholders to continue to give you all the support you need to succeed,” the Governor said.
In his remarks, the Commander General, Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Harun Muhammad Ibn Sina said that the beer confiscated is worth over N200 million.
He further said that the board got a court order to destroy over 20 trucks of alcohol.
Expressing the appreciation of the support given to them by the state Government, Ib Sina assured that the Hisbah would not relent in its fight against immoral acts that are destroying society.
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