Kaduna and surrounding areas remained quiet on Saturday morning as markets in various locations in Kaduna town remain scarce as Muslims in the state joined their counterparts around the world to begin Ramadan.
The DAILY POST correspondent who toured the city on Saturday observed the calm and serenity of the surroundings.
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under its Chairman General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, had announced the moon sighting on Friday, indicating the start of Ramadan this morning on Saturday. .
However, DAILYPOST observed that there is low participation of market women and traders.
Mohammed Abdul at the central market said that since today is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, some of them will be watching it carefully and praying for God’s guidance.
He said that as Muslims they should fast, pray for their needs, the country and the world.
In addition, Hajia Mariam Na’Allah, who sells food at Kakuri market, said throughout this month that she would only open from 4 p.m. until midnight because she pray fervently.
“I will not be opening my store for business until 4 p.m. until the end of this month.
“At 4 p.m., I go to the store to prepare food to break the fast.”
It was also observed that some shops, bus services and other skeletal service providers are also observing the first day of the spiritual month as their shops were closed just as the bus services which operated between 6am this morning were full to crack.
Kaduna markets rare as Muslims start fasting
Source: Shot from daily post.