Local rice dealers in Kano have condemned the “sharing of Kwankwasiyya rice” by members of Kwankwasiyya movement. The dealers condemnation comes as a glut hits local markets.
Local rice manufacturers have in the past few weeks been at loggerheads with the government after a ave of imports brought down the prices of imported rice thereby glutting supply.
While a number of local dealers have refused to bring down the price of local rice most consumers were happy to go back to buying imported Thai and Indonesian rice which had previously been too expensive due to a dollar scarcity in the economy.
The rice campaign, launched by some loyalists of the former kano governor was reportedly a charity effort usually performed during the Ramdan but its timing has only bitten deeper into the purse of local rice dealers