- The price of rams and cows has forced many people in Kano to turn to camel meat according to reports
- In fact, camel sellers in Kano are reportedly smiling home to the bank following the surge in business
- According to reports, the prices of the rams start from N40,000 to N105,000. He said the rams selling at N105,000 were sold for N90,000 last years
Following the astronomical rise in the price of cows and rams ahead of the Sallah festival, many people have turned to camel for solace.
In fact, Premium Times reports that Camel sellers in Kano state are smiling to the banks with millions of naira as they dominated sales, position held by cows and ram sellers in previous years.
Unlike the cows, the camels are cheaper because of the nature of the pasture upon which they feed on, the camels can survive on grasses and any available leaves and can stay longer without feeding and drinking water.
Muslims across the world use rams to celebrate Eid-el Kabir festival because it attracts the highest reward when compared to other livestock.
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It Is recommended that one use a ram for the sacrifice provided one can afford it, the next in the reward is a cow.
Islam also recommends animals like the sheep, he-goat, and she-goat which are relatively cheaper than the ram, cow, and camel.
At one of the stalls still selling rams, Idris Illiyasu, a ram dealer from Sokoto, decried the low sale. He said the soaring cost of rams is the reason he was finding it difficult to get customers.
Mr Illiyasu said the prices of the rams start from N40,000 to N105,000. He said the rams selling at N105,000 were sold for N90,000 last year.
Rams selling at N50,000 now were sold at N35,000 last year,” Mr Illiyasu said.
“The surprising thing about this year’s rams market is that there is no panic buying as the Sallah celebration approaches, unlike in the previous years.
“As the Sallah approaches, the prices of rams remain higher while the buyers are shrinking,” Mr Illiyasu said.
“I have been a ram dealer, coming to Kano for over a decade, but this is the year I witnessed such high cost of rams in all the years I have been engaging in the business."
Eid-El-Kabir: Nigerian governor approves 10-day break for schools
The government of Kano state has approved a 10-day Eid-el-Kabir Sallah break for all public and private primary and post-primary schools in the state.
A statement released on Wednesday, July 6, through the spokesperson of the state Ministry of Education, Aliyu Yusuf said the break will commence Thursday, July 7, to Sunday, July 17.
Yusuf called on Parents /Guardians of Pupils and Students of the schools to note the directive.