Ramadan: Borno forum calls for reduction in prices of commodities

Emirate Concerned Citizens Forum has urged marketers of essential commodities in to reduce prices in spirit of Ramadan.

forum in a statement in Maiduguri ,  signed by its Chairman, Alhaji Zanna Hassan-Boguma said such gesture would earn them God’s blessings in their .

Hassan-Boguma said the forum had already met with the of marketers on the issue.

“The forum appeals  to both , local government market unions and regulatory bodies to monitor and moderate market prices to prevent outrageous hike in the cost of food items in the .

“The artificial inflation of prices of commodities are making life extremely hard for people of the state who have ravaged by banditry and social vices,” he said.

Hassan-Boguma noted that while the marketers reasoned with the forum, they also complained of taxes and levies on the highways and how insurgents had looting their goods.

He called for government support to the marketers in view of the harsh environment they are operating in . (NAN)