Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw has complained bitterly over the cost of food items in Nigeria. The actress shared her recent market experience.
Kate Henshaw tweeted:
“A tuber of yam 3000 naira.
I price 1500, whosai & the seller walked away.. na old yam oo.
Ended up paying 2000 naira.
2K wey I think say I go use buy yam & potatoes with.
How people dey manage??
Some reactions culled below:
A follower commented : “The level of poverty in town is unprecedented.We are in a deep mess! Sallah is coming,families are not smiling. Food prices are over the roof. A country that has 2% of the world’s arable land. We have not been able to have infrastructure that can distribute for for over 60 yrs”
@jeremiah wrote: “U go the market by urself? Dem know Ur status na. Status aside retailers n marketers are like those selling fuel dem just dey find buyer to carry tell say na Buhari’s government we dey oh. Las last Ghana the protest. That war in Ukraine is another factor too”
@imran: “I wan cook rice this morning,I wished to make stew but believe me #300 peppy wasn’t even enough to cook concursion not to talk of making stew…even the concursion seff white pass anything as if pepper no dae at all…nah money we dae chop now 😟😟😟😟”