The Jama’atu Izalatul Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah in Bauchi State, on Friday, appealed to the Federal Government to make naira notes available during the Ramadan, The Punch reports.
The Chairman, Tafsir Committee Kasuwan Shanu JIBWS mosque, Alhaji Hassan Gwani, made the appeal during the opening of this year’s annual Ramadan tafsir.
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 has felicitated the Muslim faithful as they commenced the month-long Ramadan fast.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, conveyed the congratulatory message on behalf of FEC on Friday, in a statement issued by the Director of Information, Office of the SGF, Mr Willie Bassey.
In Jigawa State, the government has reduced the official working hours in the state by two hours during the period of Ramadan.
The state Head of the Civil Service, Hussaini Kila, disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists by his Public Relations Officer, Ismail Dutse.
Bamidele said, “Most importantly, our Muslim brothers should look beyond seeing this period for personal spiritual fortification. They should pray against insecurity, corruption, ethnic tension, and nepotism that is afflicting the nation and quaking our bond of unity and collective destiny.”