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Ramadan - NLC Tasks Traders On Prices of Commodities

June 30, 2014

Muazu Elazeh

As the Ramadan fast kicks off, the Katsina State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged traders across the state to reduce prices of their commodities so as not to compound the challenges confronting Nigerians.

Allegations are rife that traders often increase prices of their commodities during the Ramadan, hence the appeal.

Speaking yesterday during the distribution of essential commodities to civil servants by the state council of civil service union, NLC chairman Aliyu Matazu urged the traders to resist the temptation of jerking up prices of foodstuffs.

"At a time like this, we need to appeal to our brothers who sell essential commodities to consider reducing prices of their goods so as to reap from the bounties of this month".

Earlier in an address, the chairman of Katsina State Council of Nigeria Civil Service Union, Shehu said the union distributed 360 bags of grains to members.

"The principal idea behind the union's gesture is to serve as relief to our members so that they can perform their fasting with relative ease," he said.

He said the gesture was also to avert the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities in the market.

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Source: AllAfrica

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