By; Buhari B Bello, Jos.
Apparently disturbed by the escalating prices of goods, the Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon Peter Azi has advocated for the establishment of a price control agency in Nigeria under the supervision of the federal government.
The Speaker stated that “if such an agency is established, it will help in cushioning the effect of inflation that will alleviate the suffering of Nigerians.”
He lamented that Dangote who is the major distributor of amenities had not added one kobo.”Now go to the market and see what is happening, it is like we have saboteurs. So we really need to have an agency that watches on this issue for the benefit of our people”.
He said formerly there was price control under a decree “and we are appealing to our senior colleagues at the National Assembly to see reason on this issue“
HE said although “they may not be going to the market but we are more close to the users of these commodities“.
Azi said “here in Plateau State we can enact a law that have a direct bearing on our people and this will benefit the electorates in Nigeria“.
He admonished traders to trade with the fear of God not inflate prices of commodities in the market indiscriminately.