Ramadan: Islamic body laments naira scarcity

Ramadan: Islamic body laments naira scarcity


An Islamic group, the Jama’atu Izalatul Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah, has enjoined the Federal Government to make more cash available during the Ramadan period.

According to The PUNCH, this was stated by the group’s chairman, Tafsir Committee Kasuwan Shanu JIBWS mosque, Alhaji Hassan Gwani, during the opening of this year’s annual Ramadan tafsir in Bauchi on Friday.

He said, “Ramadan is here again and the currency meant for daily purchases is not available thereby making the situation difficult for people to buy what they need.

“If the FG wants the policy to be received with open arms and successful, the new naira notes should be made available for people to spend.”

Meanwhile, the Federal Executive Council congratulated Muslims on the start of the month-long Ramadan fast.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, conveyed the congratulatory greeting on behalf of the FEC on Friday, according to a statement published by Mr Willie Bassey, Director of Information, Office of the SGF.

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