The Kano state Hisbah board has banned the use of mannequins by businesses in the state.
They banned the use of mannequins for display of clothes by tailors, boutique owners.
Hisbah is an agency saddled with the responsibility of enforcement of Shariah doctrine in the state.
The announcement was made on Wednesday, 30th June, 2020.
This was just as the agency warned that the agency would embark on raiding of those places to remove them, describing the use of the mannequins for advert purposes as idolatery.
Commander of the state Hisbah board, Sheikh Aroun ibn Sina, who announced the ban in the state, added that the use of mannequins by tailors, boutique owners and others contravened the provision of Islamic injunctions.
According to him: “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.