Yes, you read right. They are banning mannequins in Nigeria now.
The state of Kano in Nigeria pronounced a ban on mannequins on Wednesday 30th of June 2021. This declaration which was made by the Kano State Hisbah Board in effect bans the display of mannequins in tailor shops, supermarkets and boutiques.
The head of Hisbah, Harun Ibn-Sina, said the use of mannequins controverts the teaching of Islam, the predominant religion Kano. The reason? “The use of mannequins violates Islamic provisions, it is also responsible for immoral thoughts among some members of the public, all these are against Islam,” he stated.
The official added that Hisbah would embark on a ‘desensitization’ campaign on how Islam frowns on the use of mannequins.
In order to better understand this bizarre news here is a little knowledge on Hisbah. The Kano State Hisbah Corps, which was institutionalized in 2003, are a religious ‘policing’ force mandated with enforcing Sharia Law in Kano State. The Hisbah Corps sometimes arbitrates voluntary reconciliation of disputes, verbally chastising violators of Sharia, and maintaining order at religious celebrations. They are also trained to assist with disaster response operations. However, they do not have the authority to execute arrests. Nonetheless Hisbah exercises a strong mandate in Nigeria’s Kano State.
Of course, this pronouncement did not come without some interesting takes from Nigerians on Twitter. Here are 15 hilarious responses that will leave your sides aching from laughter.
After a long, hard day of being a mannequin in Kano. pic.twitter.com/CTkI7L6mAO
— SB ? (@sugabelly) July 3, 2021
The new mannequin that will be used in kano https://t.co/z45G1umckD
— Otis (@_chuka) July 2, 2021
New look of boutiques in Kano state.
"Namaquin" in place of mannequin pic.twitter.com/0IOiuwFPD4
— Dubeversity (@dubeversity) July 2, 2021
Wait! So mannequin was banned in Kano?? As in Adult doll babies o??.. ? ? Smh… I was born and bred in kano, I was there when they started Sharia there, but they always find a way to amaze me.. Kutuma buro Uba.. ? ?#kano #hisbah #mannequin
— Tslow da Maestro ® (@tsloww) July 1, 2021
When you forget your mannequin outside in Kano. pic.twitter.com/Pjj1gMmclI
— Emmanuel (@AmAboyi) July 2, 2021
This is one of the reason why they banned Mannequin in Kano. pic.twitter.com/joMam7X4uP
— Mayor of Odogbolu… (@BObinrin) July 2, 2021
Mannequin is making them hard in Kano ….. not this country oh lord . Activate my express entry
— MOH (@moyosorecashogi) June 30, 2021
This kinda Mannequin should work for Kano boutiques, Or? pic.twitter.com/wqZJf32zs0
— IG: Kik_ola (@TheReal_kola) July 1, 2021
If you do mannequin challenge in Kano, small time you fit meet yourself inside prison
— Ohmai (@IamOhmai) July 1, 2021
Help me ask Kano Hisbah if mannequin with Hijab is allowed? ? pic.twitter.com/yRqhFXKoJG
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) July 1, 2021
When will Kano's Hisbah arrest the mannequin in Aso Villa?
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) July 2, 2021
This weather isn't for those in kano. Mannequin will be on fire if a kano man handle it in this weather ?.
— Omo Lere (@Omolere23) July 2, 2021
Kano man admiring a mannequin from an angle…
— ChiefOfficer? (@RamsonEssien) July 2, 2021
Kano man when he’s left with a mannequin pic.twitter.com/lGPnpjDUiJ
— eshibobo (@_chibuzorr) July 2, 2021
This is what we will see in Kano from tomorrow. The rebirth of Scarecrows.
How on earth do mannequin cause immoral thoughts. These people are less human..#Nigeria has a lot up north?
— Dr SOLUTION (@DrIdiokOfficial) June 30, 2021
that mannequin ban was another example of how you can never fully prepare for what Nigeria can throw at you lmao, like literally no mannequin owner went to bed thinking "what if they ban this thing?"
— dirty paws (@YESVS) July 4, 2021