Food Prices Soar in Abuja Amid Subsidy Removal

Since the removal of fuel subsidy by the current administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigerians are experiencing an increase in major aspects of their daily needs.

Alimodu Babangida, a fruit seller in Kasuwan Dere of Asokoro area in Abuja told WikkiTimes he now sells sliced watermelon and pineapples for N300 upward.

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He attributed the cost to an increase in transportation fares.

“Selling for N200 at this point won’t help me even though we have reduced the size,”  he said. “It will just be as if I came out to serve people. What will I give my wife and children? The transport is expensive.”

Also a yam seller simply identified as Baba said a tuber of yam now costs N1,500. According to him, the price hiked from N500 or N700 as the case may be.

Baba explained to WikkiTimes he goes to Benue State to get the yam “and transportation fare to Benue is now expensive.”

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A regular customer in the market, Adiza Yusuf said things have not changed the last time she came to the market to buy provisions.

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“Before the price of fuel increased, I got a cartoon of onion Indomie for N4,500. Today I am buying a cartoon of that same indomie for N5,381,” she lamented, adding a mudu of rice she bought for N1,200 now costs N1,400. According to her, a basket of tomatoes is now N5,000.


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