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General News of Monday, 19 July 2021


Eid-El-Kabir: Buyers desert Katsina ram markets due to price increase

Ram market in Katsina_Photo: Channels TV Ram market in Katsina_Photo: Channels TV

Patrons have deserted the ram markets in Katsina due to the increased price for purchasing the livestock, a Channels news report has said.

Buyers and sellers who spoke to Channels TV lamented the increased price.

For sellers, they said business isn't as lucrative as it was last year.

At Yarkutungu ram market, 65-year-old Aliyu Matazu appealed to Government to ease the agony of Muslims during the Sallah celebration through payment of salary advance.

“In Katsina, most people depend on Government for a living. I initially wanted to buy two rams but I cannot afford it. I have to go a little bit lower. I cannot afford to buy the one I intended to buy. Although it’s late now, it’s not out of place to appeal to Government to intervene next year,” Matazu said.

Ram sellers at Yanturaku livestock market in the state capital also decried low patronage and low turnout of customers throughout the week.

For one of the sellers, Mas’udu Gafai said he sold barely two rams in a day.

He disclosed that the rise in the price is not only limited to rams but also any other food items.

“Last year, a ram that we sell for N200,000 or below but now sells for over N230,000.

The high price is against the backdrop of the current inflation, which has

The state government has however advised that the Sallah celebration should be done with consciousness and in conformity with COVID-19 regulations.

Social distancing, regular washing of hands, using facemasks, and minimizing movement should also be maintained by all to reduce the risk of contracting the killer virus.

Also, Daura Emirate Councils have announced the cancellation of the 2021 Eid-El Kabir Durbar Festival to contain the spread of the virus.

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