Ganduje flags off destruction of alcoholic drinks exercise in Kano


Over 196, 000 bottles of beer destroyed in single operation

12 truckloads of alcoholic drinks ready for destruction

The governor of Kano State, Mr. Abdullahi Ganduje has flagged off the destruction of beer and other forms of alcoholic drinks in the state to rid it of consumption of such products.

Speaking shortly after flagging off the exercise in Kalemawa in Dawakin Tofa local government area, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said Islam has strongly condemned drinking of alcohol and all other intoxicants that can distort mental capability of a person.

Speaking shortly after flagging off the destruction exercise at Kalemawa in Dawakin Tofa local government area, Ganduje who was represented by his deputy, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said 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 back bones 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 in the crusade against such social vices because…it not only Islam that forbids it. To good Christians, consuming alcohol is also prohibited,” he said.

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.

“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 re branding and taking the State Hisbah Board to the next level “.

The governor enjoined Kano residents to accord the needed support and cooperation to the officials of the Hisbah Board.

“Giving them all the support to discharge their duties will not only promote their work but ensure that our society become free from evil social acts,” he added.

The Nation reports that the Hisbah Board had destroyed over 196,400 bottles of beer before the launch of the operation.

The general commander of the board, Sheik Haroon Muhammad Sani ibn Sina disclosed that the agency had succeeded in preventing selling and drinking of alcohol under the provision of penal Court section (401) of 2013 shari’a law in Kano.

He also said the board had obtained court orders under the section of the law to destroy over 12 tippers of alcohol confiscated while entering 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 (sic)” he said.