Prices of major food items escalated drastically across major markets in Lagos state due to low harvest and scarcity.
Nairametrics reports that some of these items that increased in price as a result of the scarcity include chicken, turkey, tomatoes, melon and maize.
A carton of turkey that was being sold for N17,333 in September 2020, is now sold for N18,333.
Due to scarcity, a carton of full chicken that was sold for N14,000 two weeks ago now sells for N14,500.
A big bag of yellow maize was previously sold for N17,667, but the price is now N20,167. While a bag of white maize that was sold for N17,000 now sells for N20,000.
A big bag of pepper is being sold for N17,000, while a medium-sized bag sells for N9,000.
A big basket of oval-shaped tomatoes that was being sold for N16,000 now sells for N17,000 at Mile-12 market.
In September 2020, a big bag of melon was sold for N38,000, but it is now sold for N46,500.