The Kano State Board of Hisbah has banned the conduct of planned vacation clearance sales labeled “Black Friday” by a radio station in the state.
The religious police, in a November 26 letter to Cool FM 96.9 Kano management, stressed to station managers that the demographics of the state’s residents are predominantly Muslim, thus considering “Friday a holy day. “.
Hisbah’s body, notable for enforcing Sharia law, demanded an immediate retraction of the “Black Friday” label.
He added that the religious squad “will be present for surveillance purposes with a view to preventing immoral activities from taking place” in the state.
The radio station has yet to comment on the body’s lawsuit. Reporters could not immediately confirm whether the station would go ahead with planned sales.
Black Friday is a special shopping period in which retailers offer promotional promotions to customers. But the sale may be hampered in Kano, where members of the religious police have banned the sale of alcoholic beverages, restricted social interaction between men and women, among other measures.