The Governor of Kebbi State, Governor Atiku Bagudu Has donated N100 million to the Hisbah in Kebbi for tackling alchohol drinkers, prostitutes, and fornicators as part of the islamic moral police’s 20th anniversary.
The donation occurred on Sunday in Birnin Kebbi as the governor made his intentions known during the fundraising for Hisbah as part of activities to mark its 20th anniversary. Though Hisbah was hoping to raise N120 Million for its services in the state.
According to Mr. Bagudu, the money was jointly contributed by the kebbi government house of Assembly and the 21 local Government councils in the state. “We have to acknowledge the immense contribution of Hisbah to instilling moral values into the members of the society. The contributions include fighting societal ills such as alchohol consumption and prostitution,partaking in social welfare services and
resolving marital duties amongst others, “the Kebbi governor explained.
we have to acknowledge the immense contribution of his to insuring moral values into the members of the society. The contributions includes partaking in social welfare services and fighting societal ills such as alchohol consumption and prostitution, resolving marital disputes, among others, “the kebbi governor explained”
He added, “The group has been in the forefront of preventing crime and criminality in the society. In view of its provocative approach to the prevention of social vices and crime, the incumbent administration has co-opted Hisbah into the security machinery of the state.
Mr Bagudu further commended previous administrators for establishing and sustaining the Hisbah and praised its leaders and members for their perseverance in discharging their duties.
The secretary to the state government , Babble-Umar- Yauri, whose office supervises the Hisbah, said the committee had performed meritoriously in the last 20 years.“These achievements include closure of beer parlors, abodes of prostitutes, rescuing abandoned children and newly born babies as well as other activities of charity, which are the hallmark of the operation of Hisbah in the state, “he said.
Mr Umar- Yauri thanked the kebbi governor for sustaining financial support to the Hisbah and shouldering the cost of organizing the 20th anniversary celebration.
The acting grand Khadi of Kebbi, Dr Muhammad Argungu, described the celebration of the achievements of Hisbah in 20 years of his existence as a moment of pride.
“The Hisbah has made a significant contribution to sanitising the society and removing things not acceptable to the health and wellbeing of the people,” Mr Argungu said. He commended the governor for his fatherly care for orphans in Kebbi.
The Emir of Gwandu, Muhammadu Bashar, reaffirmed the commitment of the Gwandu Emirate Council to support and cooperate with the Hisbah committee in its societal reformation, in consonance with Islamic values.
The emir advised the populace to support the Hisbah committee to effectively discharge its duty of cleansing the society of all vices.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, acknowledged Hisbah’s performance, saying it has helped reduce alcoholism and prostitution in Kebbi.
The justice minister donated N5 million to Hisbah.
The occasion was Chaired by Mr Malami, he advised Hisbah to ensure that they tackle the consumption of drugs and other intoxicants among the youths and donated to the Islamic moral police.