Hisbah raids Hotel, Kano Shisha joints, arrests 25 smokers, seizes pipes

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 25 Shisha smokers in Kano State as part of efforts to enforce the ban on smoking tobacco in the state.
The board also said it confiscated an unspecified number of Shisha wraps and over 100 pipes used by the smokers at popular joints along Lamido Street, Central Hotel, Falantino Hotel and A7 Restaurant in the metropolis.
The Public Relations Officer of the board, Lawan Fagge, in a statement on Thursday, noted that the Hisbah Commander General, Dr Haroun Sina, stated these while speaking to journalists in Kano on Wednesday.
He said Sina vowed to stop Shisha smoking in the state, adding that the board would continue to raid restaurants, hotels and other social gatherings in the state.
“The arrested youths, 16 males and 9 females, have regretted their actions and promised not to smoke Shisha again. So, we have released them as first offenders,” Sina said in the statement.
The commander-general explained that the state House of Assembly and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had already passed and signed a bill banning the smoking of Shisha into law and forwarded same to the board for enforcement.
He said the board would ensure effective enforcement of the law across the 44 local government areas of the state.(Punch)

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