Mohammed Bello, President, Kano Civil Society Forum, KCSF
Mohammed Bello, President, Kano Civil Society Forum, KCSF

KCSF Condemns LGBT Rights Advocacy, Hails Hisbah’s Efforts on Cracking Down Promoters

The Kano Civil Society Forum (KCSF) has strongly condemned the activities of certain organizations within Kano State that advocate for Lesbianism, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights, commonly known as same-sex marriage.

The President of the Forum and the Chief Executive Officer of the African Center for Innovative Research and Development (AFRI-CIRD), Mohammed Bello, denounced these organizations in the strongest terms possible when he and other executive members paid a solidarity visit to the office, Commander of Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa.

The Forum expressed unwavering support for the Hisbah efforts in clamping down on groups promoting LGBT rights in the State. Mr.  Bello emphasized the cultural and religious sensitivities of Kano State, stating that such activities are contrary to the values and norms upheld by Kano residents.

“We, the Kano Civil Society Forum, stand firmly against any attempts to promote LGBT activities in our state,” Mr.  Bello declared. “These activities not only contradict our deeply held cultural and religious beliefs but also pose a threat to our societal fabric.”

Recall that the Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has earlier directed the state Hisbah Board to crack down on groups suspected to be promoting and advocating for LGBTQ rights in Kano.

The directive was coming amid rising tension over the activities of groups allegedly promoting same-sex marriage in the state, known as Women Initiative for Sustainable Empowerment and Equality (WISE).

The visit to the Hisbah Board was part of KCSF’s ongoing commitment to upholding traditional values and safeguarding the moral integrity of the community.

The forum pledged to work closely with the Hisbah Board and other stakeholders to ensure that such activities are decisively addressed and prevented from gaining traction in Kano State.

Finally, the President enjoined all residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities that may undermine the moral standards of the state. He reiterated their resolve to support initiatives aimed at preserving the cultural heritage and moral foundation of Kano State.