Wamakko urges traders to reduce prices of goods 

As the naira continues to appreciate against Dollars in both official and parallel markets, the leader of All Progressives Congress in Sokoto State, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, has called on marketers and traders in the state and the country at large to reduce the prices of goods in conformity with current value of naira.

The senator was speaking on Tuesday at his Gawon Nama residence shortly after breaking the Ramadan fast with some commissioners and the academia in the state.

Wamakko, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Bashar Abubakar, on Wednesday, explained that hitherto, the traders cried out that the dollar had gone up against the naira, adding that the Naira has now crashed to as low as N1,200 as against one dollar from over N1,700.

He frowned at those “traders who refused to appreciate the efforts of the government by bringing down the dollar exchange to the barest level and have continued to increase the prices of commodities exorbitantly.

“Wamakko appealed to the leadership of the traders’ association, especially in Sokoto State, to prevail on their members in the interest of the plight of the citizens to lower the high costs of the goods for the development of the nation.”

Those at the residence of the Senator to break the fast with him included the Commissioners of Tourism,  Aminu Magaji Bodai, Religious Affairs, Dr. Jabir Sani Maihiula and his Home Affairs counterpart, Sharifu Abubakar  Kamarawa, among others.

Also, at the breakfast were some management staff of the North-West University Sokoto led by the Registrar, Umar Abubakar Garun Babba, among other politicians and scores of APC loyalists.

Credit Gist New Today News in Newspaper Nigeria Headlines

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