Kano State Hisbah Board has destroyed 1,975,000 bottles of beer, worth over N200 million, confiscated within Kano metropolis.
The destruction exercise was carried out on Sunday, November 8, at Kalebawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Speaking at the event, the Governor, who was represented by his Deputy Nasiru Gawuna, said consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants that can distort the mental capability of a person is forbidden in Islam.
He emphasized that;
Even in Kano we have banned the consumption of beer in all parts of the State.
Ganduje noted that the Hisbah Board was established with the aim of preventing evil social acts in the society by enforcing Sharia law.
He explained that as part of his administration’s effort of enhancing the welfare of the Hisbah, before this year 2020 runs out, there would be a salary increase and new uniform for the security unit.
The Governor added;
My administration is proud of the way you discharge your duties, therefore I wish to urge all stakeholders to continue give you all the support you need to succeed.
In his remarks, the Commander General, Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Haruna Muhammad Ibn Sina said that the board got a court order to destroy over 20 trucks of alcohol which is worth over N200 million.
Ibn Sina while expressing the appreciation of the support given to them by the State Government, assured that the Hisbah would not relent in its fight against immoral acts that are destroying society.
See some photos of the drinks being destroyed below;