The Hisbah board has finally reacted to the dress worn by Buhari’s daughter-in-law, Zahra Nasir Bayero, during her bridal shower that held recently.
Zahra, who is set to wed President Buhari’s son, Yusuf Buhari, on August 20, wore a figure-hugging white dress that was transparent around the shoulder and arm. She also did not wear a head covering as is usually done by Muslim women.
Her outfit caused a stir on social media as people questioned why the morality police in Northern Nigeria had not commented on her dressing, but are quick to “punish” poor Muslims if they dress in a manner considered unreligious.
Netizens called out Hisbah and accused them of being biased in their judgement; favouring the wealthy and punishing the poor masses.
Reacting to the allegation, Hisbah commander, Sheikh Harun Ibn Sin, told BBC that Zahra is not above the law and should lead by example if she wants her marriage to be blessed.
The Sheikh also condemned people circulating photos and videos of Zahra in the controversial dress on social media, adding that it is a huge crime to spread such images.