Over 196,400 bottles of alcohol were destroyed last weekend after the Kano Hisbah flagged off a destruction exercise at Kalemawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state last weekend.
Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje backed the exercise by stating that Islam strongly condemns 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 join 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.
Governor Ganduje who was represented at the “destruction exercise” by his deputy Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, stated that his administration is a Shari’a compliant Government and all shari’a agencies in the State will enjoy promotion and support to carry out their duties.
“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 and also witnessed the rebranding and taking the State Hisbah Board to the next level.”
Also speaking at the event, the Commander General Kano State Hisbah Board Sheik Haroon Muhammad Sani ibn Sina said they obtained a court order to destroy over 12 tippers of confiscated alcohol. He also revealed that they succeeded in preventing selling and drinking of alcohol under the provision of penal Court section (401) of 2013 shari’a law in Kano.
“It is against this background, I call upon the suppliers and those that consume the alcohol to shun away from this act as Hisbah Board will not relent on its effort to fish out the perpetrators and take them to court at any given time for prosecutions ” he said.