Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, has urged the Kano State Hisbah Board to pardon Shatu Garko- the reigning Queen of Miss Nigeria Pageant.
Garko turned heads of admirers recently after she became the first Muslim girl from the Northern part of Nigeria to wear the crown.
However, the Kano State Hisbah board has decided to carry out disciplinary actions on Miss Garko for her participation in the event as a Muslim and her actions have been termed ‘Anti Islam’.
But Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the eighth National Assembly, took to Twitter to plead that the Hisbah should allow Ms. Garko to continue as the reigning Queen.
According to him, the Kano-born beauty won the pageant without crossing the lines of Northern cultural standards.
He wrote: “Ms Shatu Garko contested Miss Nigeria Pageant decently dressed. She has not cross the line of our cultural standards here in the North. There are the daughters of the rich and the powerful that have done that with impunity. I appeal to the Hisbah religious authorities to let her be.”