By Akinwale Kasali
Every year, during the period of Ramadan, when the Islamic faithfuls engage in their 30 days obligatory, food prices across the country hiked, making it difficult for many Nigerians to afford what they ordinarily should.
Also, Oluwafikemi Falana said, “This is my first time of coming to the market since Ramadan started but so far the product has increased a bit”.
For Peace Samuel, “Tomatoes has increased by 50 per cent. Before now, we used to buy it N50 per layer but the price has changed to N100 at the moment,” she bemoaned.
However those who deal in buying and reselling of pepper and tomatoes said a basket of tomatoes which was formerly N10,000 before Ramadan is now being sold for N21,000.
Mrs. Adeyemo Abake said, “In fact, I regretted coming to the market today because the price is frustrating. How can the same basket of tomatoes be N 21,000, instead of 10,000 we used to buy it before Ramadan.”