BY TOSIN ADERIBIGBE
Prices of Food items have soared high with Ramadan ending and as Muslims celebrate Eid El Fitri.
A market survey in Akure shows that both consumers and traders complained bitterly about the development.
According to the survey , a cartoon of fish sold for 34,000 naira is now sold for 40,000 naira , a 25 litres of groundnut oil is 37,000 naira as against 32,000 naira and a Kongo of beans moved to 1,400 naira from 1,100 naira while white beans rose from 800 naira to 950 naira.
For vegetables , a small basket of bell pepper , popularly known as rodo was sold for 1,700 naira , a Congo of melon sold at 2000 naira as against 1500 naira, 5kg of semolina increased from 2,700 naira to 3,000 naira while a pack of spaghetti that was sold for between 6500 naira sold for 7200 naira.
Meanwhile, prices of foreign and Nigerian rice remained the same with Foreign rice at 32,000 naira and Nigerian rice between 28,000 naira and 30,000 naira.
Some Residents who spoke with Positive fm lamented incessant hike in the prices of foodstuffs saying the situation was becoming unbearable for ordinary Nigerians.
A housewife, Mrs Risikat Adeoye said she had to drag her husband to the market for him to have a firsthand information of the ugly development While a retailer Mrs Nike Anifowose appealed to the government to Increase workers salary and find a lasting solution increases in prices of foods.