Alhaji Bello Gimi, a member of Kaduna State House Assembly, has urged traders in the country to reduce the prices of their goods during the Ramadan.
Gimi, who represents Makarfi constituency, said such gesture would ease off the burden faced by most Nigerians “to even feed themselves.”
The lawmaker told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kaduna that it was very disturbing that prices of commodities tend to spiral during the Ramadan.
“We have to advise them to reduce the price of their goods so as to help the poor and earn maximum reward from Allah during the Holy month of Ramadan.”
Gimi reminded Muslims of the promise of Allah to double rewards for good deeds during the month.
“We hope our marketers will hear this and not use the opportunity of the fasting period to hike prices of good.
“Rather they should bring down the prices so that people will be able to buy what they need for this fasting and enjoy the period,” he said
Also, the Kano State Government has called on the Committee for the distribution of free Ramadan meals to discharge its duties with a high sense of commitment and honesty.
Malam Muhammad Garba,state Commissioner for Information and Chairman of the committee disclosed this is a statement on Friday in Kano.
Garba said that the state government was interested in the feeding of the needy and indigents in the state to ease the performance of the one month Ramadan fasting.
The 2017 Ramadan would commence on Saturday May 27.
The commissioner called on the committee members across the Local Government Areas of the state to ensure that the objectives of the programme were achieved.
He commended Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano for sustaining the programme despite the current economic situation in the country.
In his remarks, the Secretary of the committee, Alhaji Kabiru Shanono said each local government has 15 designated centres where the meals would be distributed to the needy.
He said N187,500 would be given to each local government for 10 days transportation and distribution of the food items.
Shanono added that each Centre would also receive 10,000 daily for the purchase of vegetable and meat.
He said that bags of rice, beans, millet and sugar, cartons of Macaroni and Jerry cans of cooking oil have been distributed to flag off the programme. (NAN)