Kano State Hisbah Board has warned Cool 96.9 FM, a radio station in the state against mentioning ‘Black Friday’ stating that Friday is an “holy day” for muslims.
This is made known in a now viral letter, addressed to the General Manager of the media organisation and signed by Principal Executive Officer II, Abubakar Ali, on behalf of Hisbah Commander-General.
The Kano State Hisbah Corps is a religious police force in Nigeria’s Kano state responsible for the enforcement of Sharia. The Hisbah Police, which operates under the jurisdiction of a Hisbah Board composed of government officials, secular police officers, and religious leaders, is highly decentralized with local units supervised by committees composed of officials and citizens in the communities in which they operate
It was stated in the letter that the Islamic security outfit received complaints regarding conducts of Black Friday sales on November 27, 2020.
“In view of the forgoing, you are requested to stop calling the day as Black Friday with immediate effect and note that Hisbah corps will be around for surveillance purposes with a view to stopping immoral activities at the event as well as maintain peace, harmony and stability in the state,” the letter read in parts.
Black Friday is a day stores and businesses around the world offer discounts and reduced prices of items and services. Many stores offer highly promoted sales on Black Friday.
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