Eid-El-Kabir: Buyers, sellers groan over high price, low patronage of rams in Yobe


Less than 24 hours to Eid of Sacrifice, buyers and sellers of rams are lamenting over high cost of the animals with sellers also complaining over poor patronage in Yobe State.

This year’s Sallah is coming at a difficult time for hundreds of families across the state who are already battling with rising cost of essential food items.

However, high cost of rams in markets and low purchasing power of many people in the face of recent economic realities occasioned by rising cost of essential food items have created a huge vacuum between buyers and sellers of rams in markets across Yobe state.

One of the buyers of ram, Nanabe Yakubu lamented over the prices of the animals which he said are higher when compared to the prices of last year.

“The ram I bought last year at the cost of N30,000 now goes for N40,000 to N50,000”, he lamented.

A dealer of rams in the Damaturu livestock market Alhaji Modu Bukar told DAILY POST that though they have many rams at their disposal, but poor patronage from buyers is dashing their hope of making good profit.

He said even on last Sunday when many animals were brought to the market from different parts of the state, good number of sellers returned home with rams due to poor patronage and low prices for their animals form the few buyers in the state.

The ram dealer prayed that government will order large supply of the animals as done in the past so as to dispose them of their rams.

Market survey conducted showed that prices of rams ranges from the highest at the cost of over two hundred thousand naira to the lowest at twenty five thousand naira with others having price tags of 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 100 thousand naira all depending on breed, size, shape and maturity.

Rams are animals preferred by most Muslims for sacrifice during Eid-El-Adha or Eid of Sacrifice even though other animals are equally allowed to be sacrificed according to Islamic jurisprudence.

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