Kano State Hisbah Board has banned the use of mannequins to display clothes by tailors, supermarkets and boutique owners in the state.
Hisbah Commander- General, Ustaz Harun Muhammad Sani Ibn Sina, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.
The Hisbah boss said the use of mannequins by tailors, boutique owners and others is unIslamic and contravenes the provision of Islamic injunctions.
Harun Muhammad Sani Ibn Sina said that the agency would educate those affected on how Islam frowns on the use of mannequins and send its officials to apprehend and prosecute offenders.
“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, ‘’the statement said.
The statement thus noted that the ban excludes headless mannequins.
According to the statement, “We have divided Kano into five areas for the monitoring and implementation of the ban across the state.”