Ramadan: Reduce prices of foodstuff, others, Emir of Kano begs traders


The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado-Bayero, Monday appealed to traders of essential commodities to reduce the cost of foodstuffs and other goods to enable the masses observe Ramadan with relative ease.

He made the call in Zaria during the lunch of a book titled: “Dauloli a Kasar Hausa” meaning ‘Kingdoms in Hausaland’ by Prof. Sa’idu-Mohammed Gusau.

Ado-Bayero also advised wealthy Nigerians to help the less privileged during the Ramadan.

He prayed that God Almighty protect the lives of the people to witness the sacred month in sound health and accept the prayers and sacrifices.

The emir commended the publisher of the book, for providing details on the Hausa Kingdoms in Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi and Zazzau among others.

He offered explanation on the administrative system of governance the kingdoms, their trades, norms and values.

The book reviewer Prof. Ahmed Zaria, of the Kaduna State University said the 356- page book has seven chapters.

He said the book provides a clear narrative and history of the Hausa kingdoms, their politics, administration, norms and values from its inception to date.

He added that the book is a must for students and researchers in linguistics and history.

The don, who advised academics not to relent in research activities and  lamented that some academics upon reaching professorial cadre abandon research.