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Hisbah bars radio station from saying ‘Black Friday’



The Kano State Hisbah Board has barred a radio station, Cool FM, from referring to its special sales day as ‘Black Friday’.

The Islamic outfit sent a letter to the General Manager of the station, cautioning them against the continued used of ‘Black Friday’ because majority of Kano residents were Muslims and consider Friday ‘a holy day’.

Black Friday is a day usually designated by sales outlets and stores around the world for discounted prices of items in order to attract wider patronage.

The letter signed by Principal Executive Officer, Abubakar Muhammad Alli, read;

“I am directed to write and notify you that the office is in receipt of complaint for the conduct of Black Friday sales on 27th November, 2020 instant.

“Accordingly, we wish to express on the tagging of the Friday as ‘Black Friday’ and further inform you that the majority of the inhabitants of Kano State are Muslims that consider Friday as holy day.

“In view of the forgoing, you are requested to stop calling the day as Black Friday with immediate effect and note that Hisbah corps will be around for surveillance purposes with a view to stopping immoral activities at the event as well as maintain peace, harmony and stability in the state.”

See a snapshot of the letter below:

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