Kebbi Hadaya committee visits abattoir to ensure Sharia compliance

The Hadaya Committee of Kebbi state Pilgrims Welfare Board has visited the abattoir in Saudi Arabia to ensure compliance with Sharia in the slaughtering of sacrificial rams.

The chairman of the committee and Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Malam Sani Aliyu-Zuru, led other members during the week to see whether the sacrificial rams were being slaughtered in line with Sharia legal system.

The commissioner expressed satisfaction with the way they were carried out in line with Islamic jurisprudence as well as the agreed terms and condition reached with the ram’s sellers.

Aliyu-Zuru said one of the conditions was to ensure that the number of rams was equal to the number of Kebbi state pilgrims for this year’s hajj and each must be due for sacrifice and must be healthy and must be free from all defects among others.

“The committee is fully satisfied with what it saw as far as the number of pilgrims are concerned and we are convinced the animals are in good health condition among other conditions,” he said.

Similarly, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) under the leadership of Malam Nuhu Labaran visited the abattoir to witness the exercise.

On the entourage were, the representative of Kebbi state governor, representative of Amirul Hajj as well as former Chief Judge of Kebbi state, Justice Sulaiman Mohammed-Ambursa.

Others are; member, Kebbi state House of Assembly, Hon. Sulaiman Abubakar-Fana, Sarkin Shikon Kamba, Alhaji Mahmud Zarummai-Fana and members of Kebbi State Pilgrims Welfare Board.