The operatives of Hisbah, led by the deputy governor Kano State, Nasiru Gawuna, have destroyed 1,975,000 bottles of beer, worth N200 million on Sunday.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the accumulated bottles of beer were confiscated in several operations within Kano metropolis.
Speaking during the destruction exercise, held at Kalebawa village in Dawakin Tofa Local Government area, Mr Gawuna, who represented the governor at the event, said consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants is forbidden in Islam.
“Even in Kano we have banned the consumption of beer in all parts of the state” a statement by Hassan Musa-Fagge, Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, said.
Mr Gawuna said the Hisbah Board was established with the aim of preventing social vices in the state and its environs.
He explained that as part of his administration’s effort of enhancing the welfare of the Hisbah, before 2020 runs out, there would be a salary increase and new uniform for personnel of the board.
“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,” he said.
In his remarks, the Commander General, Kano State Hisbah Board, Harun Ibn-Sina, said the board got a court order to destroy the over 20 trucks of alcohol.
Mr 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 in the society.