The Kano State Hisbah Board has written a letter of concern to Cool FM, over the ‘Black Friday’ label, a day marked around the world for the sale of good at a discount.
In the November 26, 2020 letter signed by Abubakar Ali, an executive officer of the Hisbah Board, Cool was ordered to stopping tagging Friday as black, with suggestions that the radio station was under surveillance.
Ali said, “I am directed to write and notify that, the office is in receipt of complaint for the conduct of BLACK FRIDAY SALES on 27th November, 2020 instant.
“Accordingly, we wish to Express our concern on the tagging of the Friday as ‘Black Friday’ and further inform you that the majority of the inhabitants of Kano state are Muslims that consider Friday as Holy Day.”
Ali said, “In view of the foregoing, you are requested to stop calling the day as Black Friday with immediate effect and note that Hisbah corp 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.)