The Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, has appealed to traders in the region to ease the economic burden on the masses during these challenging times.
Concerned about the escalating costs of essential commodities in the state, the Emir implored traders to prioritize affordability, particularly for the less privileged.
Emir Adamu made this plea during a visit to various markets in Bauchi metropolis today to assess the prevailing pricing conditions.
He stressed the importance of maintaining fair pricing for essential items such as food, noting that excessive profits in such circumstances are contrary to moral principles.
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He expressed understanding for the economic challenges faced by the less fortunate, especially their struggles to secure basic food items.
Emir Adamu advised traders to explore strategies that would allow them to offer accessible prices to ordinary citizens without incurring financial losses.
The gesture was well-received by the traders, who commended the Emir for his personal visit to the markets to witness the situation firsthand.
In response to the Emir’s call, traders pledged their commitment to maintaining reasonable prices despite the prevailing economic challenges.
They assured that they would do their best to ensure that the less privileged could purchase goods without undue financial stress. This collective effort to prioritize affordability is seen as a positive step toward alleviating the economic hardships faced by the people of Bauchi.