Desmond Mgboh, Kano
Kano State Hisbah Board has destroyed over 196,400 bottles of assorted alcohol drinks in the state.
Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi, Umar Ganduje, disclosed this while flagging off the destruction exercise at Kalemawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.
Represented by tyhe state deputy governor, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, he stressed that Islam strongly condemns the intake of alcohol and all other intoxicants that could distort the mental stability of a person.
He acknowledged that his administration is Shari’a compliant while enjoining Islamic scholars, religious and community leaders to join hands with them in the crusade against such social vices.
He implored people in the state to accord the needed support and cooperation to the officials of the board in a bid to rid the society of social ills
“We will continue to support the Hisbah Board, more especially as we witnessed the inauguration of the New Hisbah commanders of all the 44 local government areas,” he stated.
He assured that all other Shari’a agencies in the state would enjoy similar promotion and support with the state Hisbah board to enable them discharge their mandates.
In his remarks, the Commander-General, Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheik Haroon Muhammad Sani Ibn Sina, disclosed that they secured a court order to destroy over 12 tippers of the bottles of alcohol confiscated as they were conveyed to the state.
He urged the suppliers and consumers of alcohol in the state to discontinue as they would not relent in their efforts until they fished them out and prosecuted them in court.