As muslims nationwide continue to prepare for Eid-el-Kabir, popularly called Ileye Festival, Ram sellers in Kwara State have attributed the hike in price of rams and cows to insecurity and increased diesel price.
Speaking with our correspondents, some ram sellers’ at Fate-Tanke lamented that the cost of the diesel contributes to the low sales of rams, cows, and others.
Another ram seller, Suleiman Ishola stated that the insecurity challenges in the Northern part of the country made situation worsen beyond expectation this year as Northerners are unable to transport the rams to other states, including Kwara.
On her part, Mrs. Hafusat called on the state government to assist Civil Servants in transporting the rams to Ilorin to reduce cost, while an Islamic cleric, Barrister Abdulmalik Fulani urged Muslims in the state and across the country to reduce pressure on themselves and desist from borrowing to buy a ram, noting that it is against the doctrine of Islam.
By – Adeyemi Adewale