The prices of foodstuffs particularly rice, tomatoes, cooking oil, crayfish and chicken have continued to soar beyond the reach of the masses in Enugu metropolis markets, two days to Christmas.
The correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who conducted a market survey in some major markets in the Enugu metropolis, observed that the prices of the commodities have recorded over 70 per cent increment.
Some traders, who spoke with NAN blamed the price increment of the foodstuffs and other essential items on the recent flood and increase in the pump price of petroleum products in the country.
Mr Matthew Uchechi, a dealer in rice at Garki Market, said that the price of rice could not be controlled at the moment due to the recent flood that occurred a few months ago affecting agricultural produce, particularly rice.
According to Uchechi, the price may not drop for now until farmers begin to cultivate the produce in large quantities without any form of natural…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper