Traders blame excess supply
The price of some food items have crashed in Jos, few days after the Christmas and New Year festivities.
A survey on Friday at the Tomatoes Market, Jos, showed that price of vegetables dropped from what was obtainable two weeks before the festive season.
A bag of green beans that sold for N12, 000 before the festivities, now costs N7, 000.
A bag of carrot that went for N10, 000 is now sold for N5, 000, while a big basket of tomatoes that was sold for N5, 000, now attracts N2000.
Checks also revealed that a bag of onions that was sold for N4, 500 before now, now goes for N2, 500, while a bag of hot pepper that sold for N8, 000, now costs N3, 500.
The ordinary pepper that was sold for N5, 000, now goes for N2, 000.
The Chairman of Plateau Vegetable Dealers Association, Shua’ibu Mohammed, said the situation was caused by low sales after the festivities.
Mr. Mohammed also blamed the development on excess supply of the commodities to the market, stressing that supply was now more than the demand.
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