Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu has gifted Islamic Moral Police, Hisbah one hundred million naira to tackle alcohol drinkers, prostitutes, and fornicators as part of its 20th anniversary.
The Hisbah is a local police in the North which helps to enforce sharia dictates.
The donation was announced on Sunday in Birnin Kebbi by Bagudu during fundraising for Hisbah as part of activities to mark its 20th anniversary.
“We have to acknowledge the immense contribution of Hisbah to instilling moral values into the citizenry.
“The contributions include partaking in social welfare services and, fighting societal ills such as alcohol consumption and prostitution, resolving marital disputes, among others,” the Kebbi governor explained.
He added, “The group has been in the forefront of preventing crime and criminality in the society. In view of its proactive approach to the prevention of social vices and crime, the incumbent administration has co-opted Hisbah into the security machinery of the state.”
Hisbah was hoping to raise N120 million for its services.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami also donated five million naira.
Speaking Malami, acknowledged Hisbah’s performance, saying it has helped reduce alcoholism and prostitution in Kebbi.
He advised Hisbah to focus more on tackling the consumption of other intoxicants among the youths.