A renowned Islamic scholar in Kano, Sheik Abba Adam-Koki has advised Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to intervene in the allocation of plots to traders at Kofar Mata Central Eid ground in Kano metropolis.
Adam-Koki made the call at a news conference in Kano on Saturday on behalf of Islamic scholars in the employ of the state government.
According to him, it is the collective decision of the Islamic scholars to seek the intervention of the state government following series of complaints by individuals and groups.
He said they found it also necessary to advise the government in view of the fact that the Eid ground had been in existence for over 300 years.
“As Islamic scholars, we have the responsibility to advise the state government on matters of great concern to Muslim Ummah, hence our decision to give this honest advice,” he said.
He said there were many markets such as Kwari Textile market in Kano metropolis which the state government could expand.
He said that allocating plots at the Eid prayer ground for business purposes was not only improper but would temper with the structural design of the Eid praying ground.
Adam-Koki, who is also the Chairman of the Pilgrims Welfare Board, said the Islamic clerics had written to the state government on the issue and expressed hope that it would intervene to save the place from further encroachment.
Present at the conference were the Commander General of the state Hisbah Board, Sheik Aminu Daurawa, and Chairman of Sharia Commission, Sheik Abdullahi Tofa, among others.