Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has appealed to traders not to increase prices of food items in this month of Ramadan.
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Muslims around the world commenced Ramadan fast on Tuesday.
Saraki, in series of Twitter posts, congratulated Muslims for witnessing another Ramadan.
The former Kwara State governor urged faithfuls to extend fellowship to their neighbours and the less privileged this season.
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“I congratulate my fellow Muslims across Nigeria and the world for witnessing this year’s Ramadan. I pray that Almighty Allah grants us the grace and good health to witness the end of this fasting period — and to witness many more,” he wrote.
“Additionally, during this Holy Month, it is important that those who are privileged and blessed with resources, work to extend fellowship to their neighbours and others that are not so privileged in their respective communities.
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“At this time, I wish to appeal to traders across the nation to not hike the prices of food items. This is not the time to exploit your fellow citizens. This is a time to rededicate ourselves to Almighty Allah and in the service of our nation. #RamadanMubarak.”