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Eid-El-Kabir: Buyers, sellers groan over high price, low patronage of rams in Yobe

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Lower than 24 hours to Eid of Sacrifice, patrons and sellers of rams are lamenting over excessive price of the animals with sellers additionally complaining over poor patronage in Yobe State.

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This yr’s Sallah is coming at a troublesome time for tons of of households throughout the state who’re already battling with rising price of important meals gadgets.

Nonetheless, excessive price of rams in markets and low buying energy of many individuals within the face of current financial realities occasioned by rising price of important meals gadgets have created an enormous vacuum between patrons and sellers of rams in markets throughout Yobe state.

One of many patrons of ram, Nanabe Yakubu lamented over the costs of the animals which he stated are larger when in comparison with the costs of final yr.

“The ram I purchased final yr at the price of N30,000 now goes for N40,000 to N50,000”, he lamented.

A vendor of rams within the Damaturu livestock market Alhaji Modu Bukar informed DAILY POST that although they’ve many rams at their disposal, however poor patronage from patrons is dashing their hope of constructing good revenue.

He stated even on final Sunday when many animals have been dropped at the market from completely different elements of the state, good variety of sellers returned residence with rams because of poor patronage and low costs for his or her animals kind the few patrons within the state.

The ram vendor prayed that authorities will order giant provide of the animals as performed previously in order to dispose them of their rams.

Market survey performed confirmed that costs of rams ranges from the very best at the price of over 200 thousand naira to the bottom at twenty 5 thousand naira with others having value tags of 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 100 thousand naira all relying on breed, dimension, form and maturity.

Rams are animals most well-liked by most Muslims for sacrifice throughout Eid-El-Adha or Eid of Sacrifice although different animals are equally allowed to be sacrificed in response to Islamic jurisprudence.

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