Pastor Yohanna Buru, the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, has urged marketers not to increase the cost of goods as the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan approaches.
He made the call on Sunday when he led a team of Muslim and Christian clerics on a tour to some markets in Kaduna.
The team visited the Central Market of Kaduna, Kasuwar Barchi, Railway Market, Barnawa Market, Sabon Tasha Market and some other local weekly Saturday markets at Unguwar Dosa in Kaduna North.
Buru said “marketers should reason with the common man and reduce the cost of their goods, especially food items, to enable people to buy them at affordable rates.
“As the Holy Month of Ramadan approaches, marketers and traders should feel the pains of the common man by cutting down costs of food items so that they will receive Allah’s blessings in their businesses.”
The general overseer said religious preachers were worried about increased cost of food items whenever Ramadan was approaching, hence the need for them to visit markets and talk to sellers of such items.
The cleric then urged both state and Federal Government, trade and market unions and regulatory bodies to quickly intervene to check the increasing cost of items in markets “because it is making life extremely hard for Nigerians.”
He also called for re-introduction of price-control boards to check the excesses of marketers.
On his part, Malam Abdulrahman Bicci, one of the Muslim clerics on the tour, also appealed to marketers to think of meeting God and the consequences of trippling prices of food Commodities in the market.
He added that “Allah is watching you in whatever you do.
“Always have the fear of Allah in whatever you do.”
(Source: PM NEWS)