Non-Muslim citizens of Kano State are advised not to eat during the fasting month of Ramadan in public areas by the Kano State Hisbah Board Department of Public Enlightenment.

In an interview with, the Board’s Director-General, Abba Sai’Idu, revealed this and said that it is forbidden for non-Muslims, including Christians, to publicly consume food in a way that disparages Islam or encourages temptation among those who are fasting.

The Hisbah Boss went on to say that during the holy month, the enforcement squad was patrolling the city more frequently in order to apprehend any Muslim seen participating in any behaviour that is against Islamic customs.


Recall that on Monday, March 11, 2024, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, stated that it was the first day of Ramadan 1445AH, marking the start of the country’s holy month of fasting.

Muslims are obliged to refrain from doing everything that is forbidden by the Holy Quran during the day, including eating, drinking, having sex, smoking, and other activities throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.

It was revealed in 2021 that the Kano State Hisbah Board had detained three men and eight women for eating during the month of Ramadan.

They were discovered eating when Hisbah officers conducted a raid in the Sharada neighbourhood of Kano Municipal and Tudun Murtala of Nassarawa Local Government, where they were apprehended.

However, those detained denied committing

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