The Kano State Hisbah Board has placed a permanent ban on the use of mannequins to display clothes by tailors, supermarkets, and boutique owners in the State.
The Commander-General of the board, Shaikh Harun Ibn Sina, made this known in a statement made available to Africa Today News, New York.
According to Shaikh Ibn Sina, the use of mannequins by tailors, supermarkets, and others contravened Islamic injunctions.
He added that the board would embark on sensitisation of the public to educate them on how Islam frowns at the use of mannequins.
He said after sensitisation, the board would embark on raiding of those places to remove the mannequins, describing their use for advert purposes as idolatry.
‘We divided Kano into five areas for monitoring and implementation of the ban across the state,’ he declared.
The Hisbah board is a moral ‘police’ that features prominently in Northern Nigeria.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK