Prices Of Tomatoes And Pepper Fall By 55% In Lagos Ahead Of Christmas Celebration

Date: 13-12-2016 2:02 pm (5 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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Ahead of Christmas celebration, prices of tomatoes and pepper have reduced by 55 per cent in most Lagos markets, a survey has showed. At Mile 12 and Iddo markets, a basket of tomatoes which previously cost N9,000 now sells for N5,000, while tatashe and chilli pepper cost N4, 500 and N4,000 respectively, as against N8,000 in November. A jute bag of Onions sells for N17, 000 as against N28, 000, while a paint measurement of garri costs N650.

The spokesperson, Mile 12 Traders Association, Mr. Femi Odusanya, said that the prices dropped due to massive harvest of the items for the Yuletide season. He said,
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“Most farmers are harvesting their produce now leading to surplus and drop in prices of the items in the market
“Our appeal to government is to mop up the excesses through preservation because prices will further drop until April when the produce will not be in season. “We do not want a repeat of previous experience that we had much food waste due to our inability to preserve the excesses.”


Odusanya urged government to take pragmatic steps that would encourage farmers to increase their outputs to boost food sufficiency in the country.

At Daleko Market, the price of a 50-kilogramme bag of rice ranged between N16,000 and N24,000 depending on its brand.

A rice seller at the market, Mrs Yinka Okunola, said that the prices of rice were high due to exchange rate of the Naira and non-availability of local variety in most markets. She said,
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“We do not have the locally produced rice in the market, and when available it competes favourably with the imported rice and forces a reduction in the prices of rice.”
The Lagos State Government had disclosed that it would commence the sale of its Lake Rice on December 15 at N13,000 for a 50kg bag.


Posted: at 13-12-2016 02:02 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 13-12-2016 02:09 PM (5 years ago)
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BUHARI RULEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Posted: at 13-12-2016 02:09 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- OZIAMA23 at 13-12-2016 02:28 PM (5 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 13-12-2016 02:28 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chimexcel at 13-12-2016 02:39 PM (5 years ago)
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Suppressing Recession. Good One
Posted: at 13-12-2016 02:39 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- emytex74 at 13-12-2016 02:51 PM (5 years ago)
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Good one at least poor can afford to buy for Xmas
Posted: at 13-12-2016 02:51 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osarobo62 at 13-12-2016 03:34 PM (5 years ago)
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i no dey hear Buhari name for una mouth now,......but when the price rise again, na so so Buhari una go dey shout.
Posted: at 13-12-2016 03:34 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- chimexcel at 13-12-2016 04:23 PM (5 years ago)
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Good News
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- Dewkid at 13-12-2016 04:30 PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 13-12-2016 03:34 PM
i no dey hear Buhari name for una mouth now,......but when the price rise again, na so so Buhari una go dey shout.

what do you expect :-/ Huh?
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- diutopep at 13-12-2016 05:03 PM (5 years ago)
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Somehow good news
Hope it's not only in Lagos State?
Posted: at 13-12-2016 05:03 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Raphkomo at 13-12-2016 05:35 PM (5 years ago)
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good news
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- kison at 13-12-2016 06:13 PM (5 years ago)
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FINALLY SOMEBODY POSTED NEWS..................
Posted: at 13-12-2016 06:13 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- donsmoki at 13-12-2016 06:16 PM (5 years ago)
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this is an encouragement 4rm wat i've been hearing
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- kacylee at 13-12-2016 06:59 PM (5 years ago)
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thats nice, e remain rice and groundnut oil, then chicken

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- BournIdentity at 28-12-2016 02:27 PM (5 years ago)
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Sidon there dey look like zombie,,,,.. I just dey wakaring
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- BournIdentity at 28-12-2016 10:02 PM (5 years ago)
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Knack mi tori.....,,,
I just dey observe! Dey pass jejeli as in,, maka, make jelorsi no kill u o
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