Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has given reason for the destruction of 1,975,000 bottles of beer worth over N200 million confiscated in 20 trucks within Kano metropolis.
The destruction which was carried out at Kalebawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state under the watch of the governor who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.
The governor speaking through Gawuna said that alcohol and all other intoxicants distort the mental capability of a person and are as such forbidden in Islam.
“Even in Kano we have banned the consumption of beer in all parts of the State,” Ganduje emphasised.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Hassan Musa Fagge quoted Governor Ganduje as saying that the Hisbah Board was established with the aim of preventing evil social acts in the society.
“My administration is proud of the way you discharge your duties…therefore I wish to urge all stakeholders to continue give you all the support you need to succeed,” the Governor said.
The Commander General, Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Harun Muhammad Ibn Sina disclosed that the confiscated beer was worth over N200 million.
He added that the Hisbah board got a court order to destroy over 20 trucks of alcohol.