Bello Matawalle, executive governor of Zamfara State on Friday visited the Gusau Central Market to assess the prices of foodstuff and other essential commodities.
This was made known in a statement by the Director-General on Media to the governor, Mr Yusuf Idris in Gusau on Friday.
Matawalle, who interacted with traders in the market, asked for the prices of various food items and other essential commodities. He, however, advised grain sellers in the market to consider reducing prices, considering the level of hardship being experienced bly the people.
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The governor advised grain sellers in the market to consider reducing prices, considering the level of hardship being experienced by the people.
Matawalle said as Muslims, there is need to assist one another in order to make people carryout the obligatory fast with ease and that this could be achieved if the food items were affordable .
He reminded them that by doing this, the traders could also earn Allah’s abundant rewards.
During the price assessment visit, Matawalle also purchased 10 bags of local rice for his personal consumption and urged people to patronise local products for the purpose of boosting the state’s economy and that of the nation at large.
He assured that his administration would continue to support traders with what was required to improve their businesses.