Erything to the people
Turning to the Co-operative Society, he said it was established during Ibrahim Babangida’s regime with a view to improving the business of Kilishi, saying “so far we have gone digital in this business. Nowadays, customers can put their order through phone, send the money through e-banking and then collect the product at motor parks or airports.”
He explained that every day they slaughter three to five cows at Kududdufi to process Kilishi when the market is booming ,and when there are not many customers available, they only slaughter one or two cows in a day.
“We sell much Kilishi in the rainy season than in any other season ,even though we face some difficulties in processing it because of the rain,” he noted.
On the activities of the union, Zakari said its main objective is to improve the business of Kilishi and the welfare of its members. He stated that before the establishment of the union, processors of Kilishi were scattered and everybody was on his own. They were conducting the business without focus or a leadership to control them.
However, with the coming into existence of the union, processors are now modernizing the business with new innovations, noting “in the past, we were selling it on trays, but now we are wrapping it in papers for travelers and exporters. We are also stocking it in transparent boxes that are being kept along major roads, junctions and other strategic places in Kano and neighbouring states, for onward sale to buyers.”
Rabi’u Salisu Muhammad is an apprentice at Kududdufin Kilishi. A student of Kano State College of Arts and Science and Remedial Studies (CAS), Muhammad, said he has been into the business for 10 years, and he is about to complete his internship.
“I started since I was in Primary school, and now I am studying in a tertiary institution. I am doing my
Kilishi is placed in a transparent box for patrons.