By John Ikani
The Kano Hisbah Board has banned the use of mannequins by tailors, supermarket stores and boutique owners to display clothes in the state.
The ban was announced by Commander of the state Hisbah Board, Sheikh Aroun Ibn Sina, today June 30.
According to him, mannequins used by tailors, boutique owners, and for commercials violates Islamic provisions and teachings.
“Hisbah prohibits the use of mannequins at shops, commercial and private residences and other public places.
“This violates Islamic provisions. It is also responsible for immoral thoughts among some members of the public, all these are against Islam”, Tribune quoted him as saying.
The commander warned that the agency would soon embark on mass raiding to mop out mannequins from such places, describing the use of mannequins for advert purposes by shop owners as idolatry.
He explained that Kano had been divided into five demographic areas to ease the monitoring and enforcement of the ban across the states.