The Kano State Hisbah Board has ordered tailors, supermarkets and boutique owners to stop using mannequins to display clothes in the state as it is believed to be responsible for immortal thoughts among the public.
The Commander General of Hisbah, Sheikh Harun Ibn-Sina, announced the ban on Wednesday, adding that the use of mannequins for advert purposes contravenes Islamic injunctions.
According to Mr Ibn-Sina, “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.
“We have divided Kano into five areas for the monitoring and implementation of the ban across the state,” Tribune reports.
He also said that the agency would embark on sensitization of the people to educate them on how Islam frowns on the use of the mannequins, while the agency will send its officials to apprehend and prosecute offenders.
The board had recently arrested 40 teenagers for their alleged involvement in immoral acts, which according to the board are prohibited under the Sharia Law operating in Kano state