November 29, 2021


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Eid-Fitr: Basket of tomato costs N10,000 in Jalingo as prices of vegetables skyrocket

Two days to Eid-Fitr Sallah, prices of vegetables and other essential items has gone up in Jalingo Taraba state capital.

Daily Trust finding revealed that prices of pepper, tomatoes, onion and cooking oil have gone up.

At Jalingo vegetables market, traders are making brisk business even as prices of vegetables doubled .

A trader, Musa Dauda told Daily Trust that a big basket of tomatoes and pepper sold at N3000 three days ago now cost N10,000 and N8,000 respectively.

He said they get supply of items from Gombe, Kano, Yobe and Katsina and their suppliers have increased prices of the items.

Madam Ramatu Sani, a customer met at the market, told Daily Trust that customers are now paying three times the price of the items in the market.

She said prices of vegetables has gone up in the market compared to few days ago.

She said traders are taking advantage of Sallah period to exploit unsuspected customers.

“That has been the practice of traders in Jalingo to increase prices of essential items during period of festivities” she said.

Similarly prices of groundnut oil and palm oil have also gone up.

It was discovered that a twenty five litres Jerry can of Palm oil sold at N12,000 few days ago now cost between N14,000 to N14,500 and the same quantity of groundnut oil sold at N23,000 previously now cost N28,000.