Monday, 6 June 2016

Ramadan: Don’t Increase Food Prices, Buhari Begs Traders

As muslims begin 30 days fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, president Mohammadu has urged traders not to increase the prices of goods and services.
In his message to mark the beginning of the fasting period, the President said “the month of Ramadan is a time of spiritual reawakening which demanded not only abstention from food and drinks, but also all wrongdoing in their lives.”

The President said he was always wondered why people seek to make brisk profits by hiking food prices as soon as the month of Ramadan starts. He called on Muslim traders, businessmen and women, civil servants and political office holders to use the month of Ramadan to seek forgiveness of God by abandoning wrong practices for personal gains at the expense of others.
“A religion should serve as a moral restraint from bad practices, regretting that those stealing national resources are merely paying lip service to religion, Buhari said.
He advised leaders and those holding positions of trust to primarily remember that they would be accountable one day. He said the “government is working towards bringing relief to their lives through palliative measures and faithful implementation of the 2016 national budget.”
According to him, no elected government would intentionally want to make life difficult for the people that gave it the mandate to serve.