An Islamic group, Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria, has called on dealers and retailers in food stuff items not to hike the price of the items.
The group in a statement jointly issued by its National Coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, and National Secretary, Dr. Nasir Balogun, warned that the problem of hunger and poverty in the country should not be increased through profiteering of food items.
It described profiteering as a grievous sin which would attract punishment severely from God as it creates hardship for the poor and less-privileged.
The group, which described the Holy Month of Ramadan as a blessing to mankind, added that any good deed in the month is rewarded in multiple folds, while sins committed will be punished severely by Almighty Allah.
On the problem of insecurity, the group admonished those engaging in terrorism, kidnapping, abduction, arson and all forms of criminal activities to in the spirit of the holy month, quit the business, and surrender their arms and ammunition.
It also urged them to resolve to live better lives from the holy month till they exit the world , adding that the new way of life would be better for them in order to save them from Allah’s chastisement.