The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, has called on the federal government to urgently intervene in the difficulties facing Nigerians.
The Islamic group said the current difficulties faced by ordinary Nigerians, occasioned by food insecurity, inflation, abject poverty, and insecurity, are distressing, urging the government to come up with serious solutions.
In a statement issued by the Secretary-General of JNI, Professor Khalid Abubakar, the JNI said, “This call is made over the excruciating pains citizens are airing in both print and electronic media, inclusive of social media, wherein Minna, Niger State, Lokoja, Kogi State Protests, and other dissenting concerns are being raised.
“In light of the troubling impact of hoarding and inflation on the availability and affordability of essential goods and services, particularly food items, the JNI is therefore compelled to raise its voice on the matter.”
The statement also implored the business community to resist the temptation of hoarding for selfish gains, especially as Ramadan approaches.
“They should make essential commodities more affordable by lowering prices, to serve as an act of charity for them. Let us emulate the generosity of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by being more generous and kind, especially during Ramadan,” it said