Sokoto Assembly passes Hisbah bill

Kano Hisbah Sharia police

Sokoto State House of Assembly has passed a bill for the establishment of the state Hisbah board.

This followed the adoption of the report of the House joint committee on religious affairs, judiciary and human rights at plenary.

Presenting the report on Wednesday, chairman of the committee Abubakar Yabo (APC- Yabo) said the committee consulted widely among stakeholders before arriving at its decisions.

The lawmakers unanimously adopted the report after a voice vote by Speaker Aminu Achida who presided over the sitting.

Northern states which have the Hisbah board in existence include Kano, Bauchi among others.

The board is responsible for enforcing Sharia laws.