Enugu experiences hike in prices of livestock as elections end | The Guardian Nigeria News


Election materials. PHOTO: Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Prices of livestock increased in Enugu State following high demand due to ceremonies shifted during the postponed general elections in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who conducted a market survey in Enugu on Wednesday reports that many ceremonies including burial and marriage rites were shifted due to change in election dates.

NAN recalls that the Presidential/National Assembly elections were shifted from Feb. 16 to Feb 23 while the Governorship/State Assembly elections were moved from March 2 to March 9, 2019.

The postponements affected a lot of social activities in and around the state.

NAN reports that a cow is sold for between N100, 000 and N280, 000 depending on the size as against N80,000 to N180, 000 sold shortly after the yuletide in January and February.

Goats are sold for between N12,000 and N35, 000 depending on the size as against N8,000 and N28,000 sold in February.

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Source: Guardian Newspaper