From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state has today visited the Gusau Central Market to assess the prices of foodstuff and other essential commodities as part of his efforts to ensure the reduction of foods items during the Ramadan fast.
The Governor who interacted with the traders in the market asked for the prices of various food items and other essential commodities.
He advised grains sellers in the market to consider reducing the prices of the food items considering the level of the hardship being experienced by the people.
Matawalle said as Muslims, there was need to assist one another in order to make people carryout the obligatory fast with ease and that this could especially be achieved if the consumables were affordable and that by doing this, the traders could earn Allah’s abubdant rewards.
During the price assessment visit, Matawalle also purchased ten bags of local rice for his prrsonal consumption and urged people to patronize 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 all what is required to improve their businesses.
The Governor also appreciated the traders in the market for selling their commodities at affordable prices.
The Governor was accompanied on the visit by the Commissioner of Commerce, Hon. Sufiyanu Bashir Yuguda, Commissioner Environment and Solid Mineral Development, Dr. Nura Isah, Market leaders and many senior government officials.