The Kano state Hisbah Board has destroyed over 196,400 bottles of different brands of alcohol in the state.
Speaking shortly after flagging off the destruction exercise at Kalebawa in Dawakin Tofa local lovernment area, Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said Islam strongly condemned drinking of alcohol and all other intoxicants that can distort mental capability of a person.
” in Islam, drinking of Alcohol is strongly forbidden being one of the backbones of committing sins either big or small and that has been stated out at several places in the Holy Qur’an.
” our Islamic Scholars, religious and community leaders should joint hands together in the crusade against such social vices because issue of taking Alcohol is not only Islam that forbids it, to good Christian, consuming Alcohol is also prohibited ” he said.
The Governor represented by his Deputy Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna assured that all other shari’a agencies in the State would enjoy similar to enable them discharge their mandates.
Speaking further he said “this Government is a Shari’a compliant Government. We will continue to support the Hisbah Board more especially as we witnessed the launched of New Hisbah Commanders of all the 44 local government areas “.
In his remarks, the Commander General Kano State Hisbah Board Sheik Haroon Muhammad Sani ibn Sina disclosed that the board had succeeded in preventing selling and drinking of alcohol under the provision of penal Court section (401) of 2013 shari’a law in Kano.
According to him, the Board has got court order under this section to destroy over 12 tippers of alcohol confiscated while trying to bring them into the .
” it is against this background, I call upon the suppliers and those that consume alcohol to know that Hisbah Board will not relent in its effort to fish out the perpetrators and take them to court at any given time for prosecutions ” he warned.