“Kilishi was said to have been initiated for emirs and warriors.
National Education Certificate (NEC) in CAS. I sponsored my education with the little earnings from this business. When I was in primary and secondary schools, I only came here on weekends and holidays. But now I do come to work whenever I don’t have lectures,” he said.
He explained that his late father was also a Kilishi processor. Kilishi processing is a family business among members of his family. He said he had a plan to introduce new innovations into the business after graduation.
According to him “With the level of my education, I am sure I can bring some changes that can improve the business. Kilishi has done everything for me in life, so, I will not leave the business for the rest of my life. I will ensure that my children also practice it. I never think of abandoning this business, no matter what I may become in the future.”
Alhaji Amadun Baita Mai Kilishi Agadasawa, has been into the business for over 20 years now, adding that the business pays him more than he had envisaged; “I got a house, married two wives, and I am sponsoring the education of my children courtesy of Kilishi. I am a full time Kilishi processor. I have trained all my children on how go about the business. Currently, I am supplying Kilishi to three famous stores and malls in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano states. They always place their orders with me, I supply them with the quantity they demand,” he stated.
He encouraged Agadasawa youths to seek for knowledge before engaging in the Kilishi Business, saying “If you educate yourself, you will then embark on any business, but if you are not educated, you will reach to a point when you cannot even continue with the business. Everything nowadays is going side by side with the level of your education. So, our youths should first educate themselves before going into the business of Kilishi, or any other business of their choice.”
Ingredients used in preparing the dried meat delicacy.