NUJ Yobe Charges Traders On Rising Prices Of Commodities
By Muhammad Maitela, Damaturu
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Yobe State Council has charged Harmonized Traders Association of Nigeria, Yobe State Chapter on the reduction of prices of essential commodities.
The Chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists Yobe Council, Comrade. Rajab Mohammad made the plea when officials and Members of Harmonized Traders Association of Nigeria, Yobe State Chapter on the reduction of prices of essential commodities to enable the common man earn a simplified means of livelihood.
The call was an outcome of the Council meeting with the traders association held at NUJ Secretariat, Damaturu.
Addressing the Journalists, the state Chairman of the Association of Traders, Alhaji Usman Mu’azu said the meeting is aimed at coming together to discuss issues regarding unity of marketers and to improve ways of reducing hardship faced by people as a result of food crisis.
He said the way in which the prices of food items increases is alarming, unacceptable which requires collaboration and partnership of all stakeholders to mitigate the challenge.
Usman Mu’azu urged members of the Association to try their best towards reducing the hardship faced by people of the state due to exorbitant food prices.
Also speaking, the Chairman Grain Marketers Association, Damaturu chapter Alhaji Kale Muhammad said the meeting is timely considering the current economic situation in the Country posing hardships on the citizens.
He assured the readiness and commitment of his members to support any effort aimed at achieving their humanitarian gesture.
The parley was attended by large number of major Marketers accross the 17 local Government areas of the state, highlight of the meeting was discussions and suggestions on how to profer better ways of performing business in the state.