Some Nigerians were left unimpressed with the Kano State Hisbah board after it was alleged to have ordered a radio station in the state to stop using the term, ‘Black Friday’.
In a letter trending online, the Kano Hisbah Board ordered 96.9 Cool FM, to stop using the term ‘Black Friday’ as it was against the religious beliefs of the people of the state.
“Accordingly, we wish to express our concern on the tagging of Friday as ‘Black Friday’ and further inform you that the majority of the inhabitants of Kano State are Muslims that consider Friday as a holy day,” the letter signed by Hisbah’s principal executive officer, Abubakar Muhammad Alli, read.
“In view of the foregoing, you are requested to stop calling the day ‘Black Friday’ with immediate effect and note that the Hisbah Corps will be around for surveillance purposes with a view to avoiding occurrence of any immoral activities as well as maintaining peace, harmony and stability in the state.”
However, twitter users were further outraged with the grammatical and spelling errors contained in the letter such as the spelling of notification as ‘notofication’ and the spelling of manager as ‘manger’
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and has been regarded as the beginning of the United States Christmas shopping season since 1952
It is usually celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
Below are some reactions to the letter.
Forget about the ‘notofication’. Let’s talk about “The Manger”, Cool FM.. pic.twitter.com/8DgJEGCeDu
— Dr. Olakunle Ogunjobi (@Dr_kunleOla) November 27, 2020
See Kano Hisbah writting letter to Cool Fm that they shouldn’t call black Friday. That Friday is holy to Muslims. Local champions they should go n face boko haram. #EndSARS #2020MAMA pic.twitter.com/hfWXr08Af1
— Natasha. #Endsars (@Natashagoldd) November 27, 2020
Well, let cool FM and businesses in Kano stick to calling it discount Friday.
— The Michael Israel (@kingofsinging) November 27, 2020
An individual avoidable mistake “Letter of Notofication” It better to have a colleague proofread the official letter.
Though, the intent was passed regards to Black Friday with
Cool FM. It baffles me when an official letter of organizations leaks & been treated on social media.
— Liverpool Mama (@ngoamazing2009) November 27, 2020
Nobody : Kano People stop Speaking English pls…!
Kano Hisbah : The Manger Cool Fm Kano.
LETTER OF NOTOFICATION
— ﾌ卂卄乇乇ᗪ✨ (@lil_jaheed) November 27, 2020
How cool fm wan take understandability it of the letter of notofication 😪
— jonathan (@jonatha41277719) November 27, 2020
When the Manger of cool FM is reading the Letter of Notification from Hisban.
Joke of a country. pic.twitter.com/HIpNHq6kFw
— OLamidayo (@Empires_Dayo) November 27, 2020