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This Basket Of Tomatoes Was Sold For 200 Naira In Kano: While Consumers In Lagos Laments Scarcity

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How much can this sell for in your area this period of food supply cut to the south? This is N200 in kano at the moment.
We all witnessed the recent development in our country in the past few days, the Northerners decided to cut supply of food to the South. Shall we fold our hands and let this hit us so bad.?
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— In Kaduna : A “waste bin” basket of tomatoes crashed from 8K to N150. Yet no buyers. [PunchNg]
— In Kano (Gun-Dutse): bag of Onions frm N35k to N7k. [DailyTrust]
— In Minna(Garatu) : Kwarai of feet size yam tubers from 45k to 18kMay be an image of 1 person and food— In Jos (Barkin Ladi, Anpam West ), bag of Irish potatoes from N17K to N9k. [UnityFarm Jos]
— In Kano : farmers went to d extent of unsuccessfully trying to use the airport to move food down south. [Nairaland]
—In Abuja : the DSS was inviting herders to settle the issue (DailyTrust).
— In Bauchi (Til De Fulani) , farmers were promoting unity (North & South)
—On some media, Millions were lost to food transported to other countries from North.
At the end, the Northerners who singlehandedly declared the blockade, called it off.
They gloriously lost the war!
They need us as much as we need them.

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However Cali_star reporting who visited Mile 12 market along Ikorodu road in Lagos state. observed, that the market which was normally filled up was scantily occupied. ”We saw few Hausa men in the market as some traders who came to buy Tomatoes, pepper, yam, onions, orange, carrot, cabbage, were seen looking unhappy. The few available tomatoes were very much expensive. We observed that a basket of tomatoes which normally goes between 3-7 thousand naira on a normal occasion has gone up. A basket of Tomato is now between 17-25 thousand naira as at the time of this reporting. We also visited some shops of retailers selling tomatoes and pepper in the Surulere areas of Lagos State. We observed that the least amount of pepper one can get now is from N100 and above. The tomato which normally goes for N100 is now N200.
When we probed the traders, they lamented saying that things have gone up in the market. They corroborated our earlier report, saying that some Northerners are no longer coming to Mile 12 market again.
Our correspondent from the North also explained that some farmers in the North are unhappy with the situation of things. They maintained that they are running at a loss as some of their vegetables, tomatoes, pepper, yam are already spoiling. They emphasized that most of their perishable goods are already rotten. They however asked the government to come to their rescue as soon as possible.
As it seems, both the North and the South are suffering alike. While the Northern traders are lamenting over their goods, Southerners are crying over the cost of things in the market presently.
As it stands, many Nigerians are begging the government to intervene as soon as possible, they are reiterating that both the Southern part of Nigeria and the Northern part of Nigeria need themselves. We are however hoping that things return to normal soon”.May be an image of 2 people and food
To avoid the recent hike in food price occurring again, the Government of Southeast should declare a state of emergency in the Agricultural sector.

We should review our land use act to accommodate Agriculture.

Agriculture infrastructures like storage facilities, Agricultural machine tools and serious Agricultural training of the youths should be our priority now.

Public private partnership on Agriculture should be encouraged.

The State Government and the legislative arm of Government has a very serious role to play in times like this if not we maybe heading to inflation, a case of having money but no food to buy.

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