Kano Hisbah gets new chairman
The Kano State government yesterday appointed Sheik Ibrahim Shehi Maihula as the new chairman of the state Hisbah Board.
The new appointee replaces Sheik Aminuddeen Abubakar, who died early this year in Saudi Arabia, after a protracted illness.
In his address to officers of the Hisbah Board, Maihula described the job as challenging while pledging to be just and diligent.
He appealed to staff of the agency to conduct themselves responsibly as they are employed to uphold the principles of Islam.
Earlier in his speech, the Commander-General of the Board, Sheik Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, identified involvement of staff in politics and religious sectionalism as key challenges impeding the smooth running of the agency.
He also said there are preparations to establish a Hisbah Academic School with the aim of giving proper training and skills to officers of the Board as well as those who wish to join the agency in order to carry out their duties professionally.
He said the board has 10,000 members including 300 women spread across the 44 local government areas of the state, adding that the new chairman should strive to unite the staff irrespective of their differences in order to succeed.