The Kano State Hisbah Board, on Saturday, confirmed that it would destroy over one million bottles of beer it confiscated from traders within the Kano metropolis.
The boards assistant commander in charge of Special Duties, Nahabani Usman, who made the disclosure, said the action was in compliance with the penal code of the Board, which prohibits drugs or any intoxicating substance.
Also, Mr Nahabani urged the state government to incorporate its newly-proposed Drug Control Agency into the activities of the Board and constitute a special court to address the cases of illegal drug-related offences in the state.
The assistant commander urged professors and other wealthy individuals, who had only one wife but intended to marry more, to pick the forms from the Board or from his office.
According to him, the move is to make them participate in the forthcoming mass wedding of widows and divorcees being sponsored by the state government.
“I am appealing to professors or wealthy individuals, who are interested in having more wives to come forward and collect the forms for registration to participate in the mass wedding,” he stated.