In Udu area of Udu local government area yesterday some youth reportedly stormed some markets in the area forcing garri (cassava-conflakes) sellers to revert to the old price of N800 naira for the small paint can.
The youths according to eye witness accounts were heard shouting that the lockdown which started in the state from Wednesday should not trigger off hike in the price of groceries (food stuff).
Meanwhile there has been hike in the price of groceries in several markets.
A paint of Garri (cassava cornflakes) which was sold between N750 and N800 as at yesterday went for N1800. A paint can of beans which was N600 as at yesterday was selling for N900. A tuber of yam that was sold between N500 – N600 as at yesterday was selling for N900.
“If we don’t increase our price for what we sell we can’t buy things we need at the end of the day from others that have raised their process”