Prices of foodstuffs crash in Kano

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Traders at a typical grains market. Twitter photo
prices of food crash: Traders at a typical grains market. Twitter photo

By Aisha Ahmed

Prices of food items are coming down as new harvests reach markets in Kano State.

A survey carried out in some markets in Kano shows that prices of some grains have drastically reduced but that of rice dropped slightly.

A bag of maize is now selling for N10,000 as against N13, 000 it sold in the last month, while a measure cost N357, down from between N470 and N500 sold previously.

A measure of millet which sold for N360 last month now sells for N250.

NAN checks revealed that the price of a bag of rice, which sold for N19,000, is now selling at N17,500 while a measure cost N700.

Variety of food in a typical market. Twitter photo.
Prices  of food crash: Variety of food in a typical market. Twitter photo.

Some consumers, who spoke with NAN, expressed optimism that the prices of food items would crash further before the year ends.

Malam Sani Usman, a consumer, said that the current economic hardship would end when there is massive food production.

Usman explained there was bound to be shortage of food in a situation where consumption was higher than production.

“There will is bound to be food shortage and the economy will become weak,’’ he said.

Another customer, Ibrahim Asim, appealed to traders to desist from hoarding food in attempt to make more profit.

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  1. Biola Lawal Reply

    The price of tomato has also crashed drastically. A medium measure (small rubber paint container) which used to sell for about N1,000 in Kuje, Abuja, about a month a ago, now sells for N200 and even less on market days. GOD is indeed on the side of the poor Nigerians.