BREAKING: Sheikh Daurawa resigns as Hisbah boss in Kano, accuses Abba Yusuf of frustrating him

Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, the Commander General of the Kano State Hisbah Board, has resigned from his position, accusing Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of frustrating his efforts.

The abrupt decision was announced by the popular Kano cleric via his Facebook page on Friday.

Daurawa said he was discouraged by the governor’s comments despite his efforts to promote societal morality during his tenure at Hisbah.

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His resignation coincided with Sheikh Daurawa’s participation in a retreat organised by the Kano State House of Assembly.

The retreat focused on the crafting of a law mandating medical check-ups for couples before marriage.


Sheikh Daurawa apologised to Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf for the sudden nature of his departure, emphasising his dedication to the role.

Daurawa said, “Currently, I’m in Kaduna State, meeting with lawmakers led by the Speaker to discuss implementing a mandatory pre-marital health check in Kano, similar to other Nigerian states.

“However, I’ve encountered discouraging comments from Kano, despite my efforts at Hisbah to promote societal morality.

“I’ve actively engaged with Kannywood and TikTok celebrities, offering guidance and even providing financial assistance to some TikTokers. I even extended advice to Murja too.

“Unfortunately, those who disregarded our guidance faced consequences.

“But I am saying sorry to the Excellency Governor for being angry, I sorry to say I have resigned from the position he gave me in Hisbah, I wish him best in his leadership.”

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Governor Yusuf had expressed dissatisfaction with how Hisbah’s ‘operation kau da badala’ was being carried out across the state.

Operation ‘Kau da Badala’ is Hisbah’s initiative aimed at fighting immorality and enforcing sanity in accordance with Islamic values.

The governor while speaking at a meeting with Imams at Kano Government House on Thursday said the modus operandi of the board needs to be looked into.

He said, “I saw a video that disrupted my peace. You parked cars and went to where males and females were doing unholy things. They were picked up and beaten with bamboo sticks while they took to their heels. They were being packed up inside the vehicle like animals. This, I think is a big mistake for you to hold an adult and throw him like a goat into a Hilux.

“Hisbah is a board that we take in high esteem and bring in God fearing people that we know they can deliver given the people’s mandate in line with what is right.

“I want to call on the attention of agencies saddled with the responsibility of putting youth on the righteous paths especially Hisbah.


“The meaning of establishing agencies like this is to do the right thing and also advise us and all stakeholders on the right thing to do.

“We want the right thing to be done, what if, God forbids someone got injured on his spinal cord, he is finished. I saw a video where students’ rooms were raided, beaten and thrown into the vehicle.

“There is a problem, we establish a board to help strengthen Islamic values but if these things are like this, the children will not also obey. What we want them to change into the will then be the opposite of it. God forbids.”

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