1,975,000 bottles of beer worth over N200 million were confiscated and destroyed within Kano metropolis by the
Kano State Hisbah Board.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje ordered the destruction exercise at Kalebawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Ganduje, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, while speaking at the destruction exercise, said that the consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants, which is capable of distorting the mental capability of a person, is forbidden in Islam.

“Even in Kano we have banned the consumption of beer in all parts of the State,” Ganduje emphasised.

Ganduje said that the Hisbah Board was established with the aim of preventing evil social acts in the society.

The governor explained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Hassan Musa Fagge,
that as part of his administration’s effort to enhance the welfare of Hisbah, before this year 2020 runs out, there would be a salary increase and new uniform for the security unit.

“My administration is proud of the way you discharge your duties..therefore I wish to urge all stakeholders to continue to give you all the support you need to succeed”.

In his remarks, the Commander General, Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Harun Muhammad Ibn Sina disclosed that the beer confiscated is worth over N200 million.

He further said that the board got a court order to destroy over 20 trucks of alcohol.

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