Team of Nigerian clerics both Christians and Muslims have initiated plans to visit northern Nigerian market unions across the region on the need to cut-down prices of food stuff to enable Muslims begin Ramadan fast without fear of future rise in prices of foodstuff.
The move became imperative following the rising prices of food and other commodities in the markets whenever the fasting period approaches.
The team lead and founder of an NGO, Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria, Pastor Yohanna Buru disclosed this to newsmen in Kaduna.
He said every year before the Ramadan fast began, Muslim and Christian clerics usually met with some marketers to discuss the importance of the holy month for them not to take advantage of the period to double the prices of foodstuffs in the market.
Buru said the NGO had been running the campaign for seven years with this year witnessing an increase in number of participants to ensure that marketers cooperate.
According to Pastor Buru, the NGO will be sharing food stuffs to the less privileged Muslims, Internally Displaced People and others who lost their jobs as a result of bandit attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic among others in the region.
He wished Muslims world-wide a happy Ramadan in advance and equally called on wealthy ones among them to help the needy.