MUSLIM FAITHFUL IN OKENE LAMENTS FINANCIAL DOWNTURN AS THEY PREPARE FOR EID, AMID COVID-19

MUSLIM FAITHFUL IN OKENE LAMENTS FINANCIAL DOWNTURN AS THEY PREPARE FOR EID, AMID COVID-19

AS MUSLIM FAITHFUL AROUND THE WORLD INTENSIFY PREPARATIONS TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR’S EID-EL-KABIR, LIVESTOCK DEALERS IN NIGERIA HAVE LAMENTED OVER LOW PARTRONAGE FROM BUYERS.

EID-EL KABIR IS AN ANNUAL EVENT OBSEVED BY MUSLIMS IN WHICH THEY SACRIFICE RAM, SHEEP, COWS AND OTHER LAWFUL LIVESTTOCK IN FULFILLMENT WITH ONE OF THE TENETS OF THE RELIGION

ACCORDING TO THE MARKET SURVEY CARRIED OUT BY JATTO 102.7 FM REPORTERS YESTERDAY ON LIVESTOCK, WHILE SPEAKING, BOTH BUYERS AND SELLERS SHARED THE SAME FEELINGS, BLAMING THE HARDSHIP WITNESSED IN THE COUNTRY.

 A RAM DEALER, MUSA USMAN WHO IS A NATIVE OF BAUCHI STATE AND TRADING HIS LIVESTOCK AT AREWA MARKET IN ADAVI LOCAL GOVVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE SAID, WHILE COMPARING PRICES OF LIVESTOCKS THIS YEAR WITH THAT OF LAST YEAR, ESPECIALLY RAMS, THAT THIS YEAR’S PRICE HAS DRASTICALLY REDUCED, BUT DEPUTE THE DROP IN PRICE, THE LEVEL OF PATRONAGE RECORDED FROM BUYERS ISN’T ENCOURAGING AS THEY COMPLAIN OF FINANCIAL BANKRUPT.

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ANOTER RAM DEALER, USHAU SULEIMAN WHO CAME FROM BAUCHI STATE WAS NOT LEFT OUT AS HE GROANS OF RECORDING LOW SALE WHILE EXPRESSING FEAR OF HOW TO TRANSPORT THE RAM BACK TO HIS STATE SHOULD PEOPLE FAILED TO BUY THEM.

MEANWHILE, SOME OF THE BUYERS WHO SPOKE WITH JATTO FM REPORTERS IN AREWA MARKET AFFIRMED THAT THE COST OF AVERAGE RAM THIS YEAR IS LOW IF COMPARED TO LAST YEAR ONLY WITH THE TROUBLE OF FUND TO MAKE PURCHASE

AN ISLAMIC SCHOLAR, ALHAJI YAKUBU BELLO, POPULARLY CALLED SHEHU INIKORNER ALSO OBSERVED THAT LIVESTOCK PRICES WERE MODERATE BUT INTENDING BUYERS WERE FINANCIALLY HANDICAP TO PURCHASE THEM

HAJIYA MEDINAT OBADAKI WHO WAS ALSO THERE TO PURCHASE RAM BLAMED THE LOW PARTRONAGE ON THE HARDSHIP WITNESSED IN THE COUNTRY AS THE ECONOMY CONTINUE TO BITE HARDER.

THE CHAIRMAN  OF AREWA MARKET IN ADAVI LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MALLAM ZUBAIRU ADA-ANIKABA HOWEVER DISCLOSED WHY AREWA MARKET WAS ESTABLISHED IN ADAVI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA SAYING THAT THE MOVE WAS TO SAVE THE MUSLIM IN EBIRALND THE PAIN OF BUYING COSTLY RAM AS DEALERS FROM BAUCHI STATE ARE READY TO OFFER LIVESTOCK AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE.

 

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