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Ramadan: Emir Of Kano Implores Traders To Reduce Prices Of Food Items

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Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano, has appealed to traders to reduce the prices of foodstuffs and other goods, as a Ramadan gesture.




The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently disclosed that food inflation has hit 35.4 percent, with prices of items skyrocketing on the back of President Bola Tinubu’s economic policies.

NAN reports that the Emir said this on Sunday during the launch of a book titled ‘Dauloli a Kasar Hausa’ meaning ‘Kingdoms in Hausa-land’, by Sa’idu-Mohammed Gusau.

He also advised wealthy Nigerians to help the less privileged during the festive period.

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Bayero prayed for God’s protection on the lives of the people so they would witness the sacred month of Ramadan in sound health.




On February 28, the Jigawa government approved the purchase of 27,000 bags of rice and 10,800 cartons of spaghetti for distribution to residents, in order to ease the economic hardship during Ramadan.

Sagir Musa, the commissioner for information, youth, sports and culture, who made the announcement, said the aim of the scheme was to achieve food security.


“The state executive council on Monday, approved a memorandum presented by the ministry of special duties for the award of contract for procurement of grains as palliative support for residents in the 1445AH/2024 Ramadan season,” the commissioner said.




“The council approved the procurement of 27,000 bags of rice and 10,800 cartons of spaghetti as palliatives for the 1445AH/2024 Ramadan fasting.”