The Governor of Zamfara State, Dr. Bello Mohammed Matawalle MON (Shattiman Sakkwato) on Friday, 16 April, 2021 visited the Gusau Central Market to assess the prices of foodstuff and other essential commodities as part of his efforts to ensure reduction in foods stuff price hike 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.
According to a statement by Yusuf Idris Gusua, Director General, Press Affairs, Government House, Gusau, the Governor 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 is need to assist one another in order to make people carryout the obligatory fast with ease and that this can especially be achieved if the consumables are affordable and that by doing this, the traders can earn Allah’s abubdant rewards.
During the price assessment visit, Matawalle also purchased ten bags of local rice for his personal 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 will continue to support traders with all what is required to improve their businesses.
The Governor also appreciated the traders in the market for quoting affordable prices on their commodities .
The governor was accompanied on the visit by the state Commissioner of Commerce, Hon. Sufiyanu Bashir Yuguda; the state Commissioner Environment and Solid Mineral Development, Dr. Nura Isah; market leaders and many senior government officials.