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Residents vow to fast on Sallah day as foodstuff prices soar in Kaduna

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Kaduna residents have vowed to rejoice this yr’s Eid el-Kabir with fasting and prayers, as they can’t afford to purchase foodstuff, which has continued to rise, even lower than 24 hours to Eid el-Kabir.

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The residents stated they don’t have any various than to rejoice with empty stomachs as they launched into fasting and prayers since they can’t afford the excessive price of foodstuff and rams which have soared past their attain.

Though many could be patrons rushed to make the final purchases, solely few of them can afford to purchase some cups of rice, beans as a substitute of mudus, and meals substances in preparation for Sallah

Some who went to the market anticipating to purchase ram may solely afford to purchase meat in kilos.

In response to Alhaji Yahaya Umar, Chief Imam of Kajuru mosque, “I went to the market to purchase ram as we speak (Monday), however I couldn’t afford to purchase ram. The value was so exorbitant above my attain.”

Additionally in an interview, Hajia Ramatu Mohammed, who was astonished over the price of foodstuff available in the market, stated, she purchased a bag of rice yesterday at N30,000 however as we speak, the identical bag of rice is bought for 35-40,000 naira.

Nevertheless, Alhaji Saidu Musa who sells foodstuff in wholesale stated “since 4 weeks, we may not get further foodstuff from our suppliers as a result of they too complained of shortage of foodstuff of their warehouses.”

“So, we solely make do with what we have now at our disposal. It’s simply that many patrons are chasing just a few foodstuffs. The best bidder will certainly take it,” he stated

Though some clerics and pastors had been in common Kaduna markets to steer wholesalers to cut back costs of foodstuffs through the festive interval, their request was turned down. A number of the meals sellers complained that they too purchased the foodstuff at a better worth, at the same time as they stated that already the value of foodstuff was not past the attain of patrons.

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