Copy Kano’s model, CNG urges Consumer Council, hails BUA




As the Ramadan month of fasting approaches, the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG has called the Nigerian Consumer Protection Council to imitate the example set by the Kano Anti Curruption order to checkmate the tendency for essential commodity price hike.


The CNG saluting the vow by Alhaji Abdussamad Isyaku Rabiu, Chairman BUA Groups to sanction any erring dealer hikes the prices of essential commodities allocated by BUA, also warned against the ungodly by marketers which exposes worshippers and the general public to severe hardship.


A statement by CNG’s Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, frowned at the tendency for marketers to exploit the citizenry at times of need such as the Ramadan period and urged NCPC to take similar steps.


” We find the Kano Agency’s warning marketers against such exploitation very proactive and BUA’s sanction threat commendable and humanely considerate.


“As we for peace the country, we warn all exploiters of our resolve to assist enforcing the Kano and BUA directives, calling on Muslims to offer prayers for the leadership of the BUA Groups.


“It is regrettable fellow Nigerian Muslim marketers want to exploit their brethren at such sacred periods of worship as the Ramadan and Sallah and sad the tendency has over time, been extended to other festivity periods.


“For the avoidance of doubt, we hereby reiterate our solid support for the Kano and BUA actions and encourage other manufacturers to emulate them.


The CNG noted it is only the ungodly enjoy making capital at the expense of the larger society during such periods.