“Kano Sharia Legislation Towards Sale, Consumption Of Alcohol Binding On Muslims, Christians –State Hisbah Chief,” Sahara Reporters, January 12, 2021 (because of The Faith of Peace):
The Kano State Hisbah Board has stated the sale, consumption and possession of alcoholic substances are prohibited within the state although not made unlawful by the Nigerian Structure.
In an interview with SaharaReporters on Monday, Assistant Commander of Kano Hisbah, Nabahani Usman, stated Part 100 of the Nigerian structure confers on every state the powers to enact legal guidelines ‘that can swimsuit their function and curiosity’.
He stated the regulation is binding on anybody whether or not Muslims or non-Muslims, so long as the particular person stays in Kano State.
He added, “Kano State Penal code 2004 prohibits the sale and distribution of all alcoholic substances within the state. If you’re discovered to be promoting, consuming, or dealing in any alcoholic substances in Kano, regardless of who you’re, you’re affected by the regulation, so whether or not the particular person is a Muslim or a Christian, so long as you’re in Kano, you’re affected by the regulation. If I’m going to Anambra and there’s a regulation in place, I’ve to adjust to it.”
He stated the inhabitants of non-Muslims in Kano are over a million, and areas which might be dominated by Christians usually are not often disturbed by males of the Hisbah board.
“If you happen to go to Sabon Gari, they purchase and drink no matter they need and no person disturbs them in any respect. It’s a special state up there. In Kano, (alongside) Igbo Highway, Hausa Highway, Yoruba Highway, you can not rely the variety of beer (sellers) in these locations and it’s bought brazenly however we don’t disturb them. Go at night time, you will note so many individuals having fun with themselves, consuming. In reality, we warned our males to not go to Sabon Gari to arrest beer sellers; they need to not go there to arrest. We all know our Christian brothers and sisters are there and we don’t need to disturb or create something that can generate disturbance within the state.”…