Kano Hisbah has reportedly written a notice to Cool FM, demanding that they stop calling Friday ‘Black Friday’ as it is a holy day for Muslims.
This is coming ahead of a “Black Friday Sales” expected to be conducted today.
According to a letter reportedly sent by the Sharia police to Cool FM, majority of Kano residents are Muslims and they consider Friday a holy day.
The notice also disclosed that Hisbah corps will be “around for surveillance purposes” with a view of stopping immoral activities at the event as well as maintain peace, harmony and stability in the state.
The letter read;
“I am directed to write and notify you that me eke is in receipt of complaint for the conduct of BLACK FRIDAY SALES on 27th November 2020 instant.
Accordingly, we wish to express our concern on the tagging of the Friday as “Black Friday and further inform you that, the majority of the inhabitants of Kano state are Muslims that consider Friday as Holy Day.
In view of the foregoing 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 avoiding occurrence of any immoral activities as well a maintaining peace, harmony, and stability In the state.”
See letter below;