Ramadan: Emir seeks reduction of food prices, support for less privileged

By Nudoiba Ojen

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

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

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

He also prayed that God Almighty protect the lives of the people so they could 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.

“They offerred clear explanation on the administrative system of governance deployed by each kingdom; their trades, norms and values,” he said.

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

Observation by 14th Emir of Kano
Zaria said the book provides a clear narrative and history of the Hausa kingdoms, their politics, administration, norms, and values from their inception to date.

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

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

The publisher, Prof. Gusau, said the book was an attempt to harmonise the written history of the Hausa Kingdoms adding that most of the research at the universities was on a few kingdoms and not all.

Gusau added that the book is also an attempt to support harmony and strengthen unity among the Hausa kingdoms and other Nigerians.

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