The Kano State Hisbah Board has come under mockery by members of the public on social media over an official letter sent to a radio station in the state.
According to the letter, the radio station had planned a ‘Black Friday’ sales promotion event but the Hisbah board in its reaction noted that tagging Friday which is regarded as holy day in Islam as ‘black’ might not be acceptable to the people of the state who are predominantly Muslims.
The letter, was signed by Principal Executive Officer II, Abubakar Ali, on behalf of the Commander-General of the Kano Hisbah board added that corps of the board will be on the ground to ensure nothing immoral is done during the event.
The letter reads: “I am directed to write and notify you that the office is in receipt of a complaint for the conduct of ‘Black Friday Sales’ on November 27, 2020.
“Accordingly, we wish to express our concern on the tagging of Friday as ‘Black Friday’ and further inform you that the majority of the inhabitants of Kano State are Muslims that consider Friday as a holy day.
“In view of the foregoing, you are requested to stop calling the day ‘Black Friday’ with immediate effect and note that the Hisbah Corps will be around for surveillance purposes with a view to avoiding occurrence of any immoral activities as well as maintaining peace, harmony and stability in the state.”
However, away from the content of the letter, Nigerians observed major grammatical errors in the said letter where notification was written as ‘notofication’ and manager was written as ‘manger.’
They also questioned the rationale behind terming a globally accepted ‘Black Friday’ which is meant to push sales at discounted prices as evil by the Kano Hisbah board.
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This has prompted reactions from Nigerians on Twitter who wondered why such errors could have been permitted on an official letter.