Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has condemned recent actions by Kano State Hisbah Board.
Omokri while reacting to the destruction of over 5,760 cartons of beer by the Islamic police in Kano, described their actions as hypocrisy.
Naija News understands that HISBAH has seized and destroyed alcoholic drinks worth millions of naira in the northern region over religious practice.
The most recent operation by the Islamic police was the destruction of beer bottles at Kalebawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.
The Governor Abdullahi Ganduje government has been strict on residents in an attempt to maintain sharia law in the state.
However, in his reaction to the fresh action of the Hisbah, Reno in a post on his social media on Thursday, lambasted the sharia police, accusing the northerners of practicing hypocrisy.
Omokri said it is hypocritical for the region to have demonstrated hate on alcoholic drinks but seek to impose ‘killer herdsmen’ on other citizens of the country.
Omokri’s post on Facebook reads: “Yesterday, Kano’s Hisbah seized and destroyed 5,760 cartons of beer. Yet, Kano gets the lion’s share from VAT on beer. This is hypocrisy! I am solid with Wike on this. Nigeria’s current federalism is built on a foundation of injustice and that unjust foundation must be destroyed and replaced with an equitable one.
“And these are the very same people agitating against the Anti-Open Grazing Law that the Southern states want to pass. You reject alcohol, but want to impose killer herdsmen on us? More than 60% of the VAT from Lagos is taken from Lagos and given to states like Kano and others.
“Nigeria’s current federalism is a parasitic relationship. We must all insist on the rights of states to collect VAT as the court and law provide. The monkey can no longer work for the baboon to eat”.
In June this year, Kano State HISBAH banned the use of mannequins for displaying clothes in the state, Naija News recalls.
According to the sharia police, the use of mannequins is responsible for immortal thoughts among citizens of the state.
Naija News reports that Hisbah ordered tailors, supermarkets and boutique owners to stop the use of the object to display clothes in the public.
The order was contained in a statement released on Wednesday, June 30 by the Commander General of Hisbah, Sheikh Harun Ibn-Sina.
Source: Naija News