Jigawa governor Namadi inaugurates Hisbah review committee
Jigawa State Governor Umar Namadi
Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun
By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh/Dutse
Jigawa State Governor, Malam Umar Namadi, on Wednesday, inaugurated a 19-member Hisbah Review Committee with Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bala Ibrahim, as chairman.
Inaugurating the committee at the Government House, Governor Namadi urged the committee to ensure they work with various segments of the society to come up with recommendations that will help the government improve the operations of the Hisbah in the state.
He said the terms of reference of the committee include identifying the number of HISBAh guards in the state vis-à-vis the needed number of guards with concrete justifications, their roles, responsibilities, and activities, and examining the source of logistics and its adequacy or otherwise.
He added that the Committee will also evaluate the effectiveness of the Hisbah in upholding Islamic moral and ethical standards in the state and assess its impacts on public behaviour and adherence to Islamic principles,
According to the Governor, the Committee is mandated to overhaul the Hisbah’s legal framework, such as the Hisbah Advisory Committee Law and other related legal documents, writing changes or new laws or suggesting that the current law stay the same, finding problems and suggesting possible solutions, and making any other suggestions for making the State Hisbah more efficient and effective.
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Governor Namadi also urged the Committee to submit a comprehensive report that would include all findings, recommendations, and any proposed legal or regulatory changes to the government for consideration.
Responding, the Secretary to the State Government, who spoke on behalf of the members of the Review Committee, highlighted the Governor’s effort to maintain peaceful consistency since its inception.
Alhaji Bala Ibrahim therefore commended the governor for his foresight and commitment in upholding morals based on our Islamic teachings.
The SSG lamented the high level of moral decadence in society, which gave birth to so many cases of drug abuse, rape, and abandoned babies, which, according to him, Hisba played a pivotal role in addressing these challenges.
He assured the governor that the committee members would work hard to justify their confidence.
The committee has four weeks to submit its report.