The Kano State Hisbah Board has ordered tailors, supermarkets and boutique owners to stop using mannequins to display clothes in the state.
The Commander of the state Hisbah board, Sheikh Aroun ibn Sina, who announced the ban in a statement, said that the use of mannequins by tailors, boutique owners and others contravened the provision of Islamic injunctions.
“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,” the statement reads.
The statement added that the agency would educate them on how Islam frowns on the use of mannequins and send its officials to apprehend and prosecute offenders.