The Kano State Hisbah Board is set to invite the parents of the newly crowned Miss Nigeria, Shatu Garko.
Naija News reports that the Hisbah Commander, Sheik Ibn Sina, made this known in a chat with BBC News Pidgin on Tuesday.
The Sharia police boss said Mr and Mrs Garko will be invited to come and explain the reason behind their daughter’s participation in the beauty pageant.
Sina disclosed that it is a sin and forbidden for anyone to contest in any beauty contest under Islam. Sina added that Kano is a sharia state and this is the reason the board will be inviting the Garkos.
He said: “We (Hisbah) have confirmed that Shatu Garko is a Muslim from Kano state and her parents come from Garko Local government area. Kano is a sharia state and this is why we would not allow the matter to pass.
“We will invite the parents to talk to them about the actions of their daughter and the fact that what she did is illegal in Islam in case they don’t know so that she would not continue in that path and also stop other girls from copying her.”
Naija News reports that the 18-year-old was crowned the 44th Miss Nigeria last week Friday and became the first-ever hijabi to win the pageant.
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