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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Garri goes from N200 to N100: Ekiti market woman leader forces down prices of foodstuffs in the state

A taskforce led by the President of the Market Women Association, Chief Omowaye Oso, yesterday stormed two major markets in Ekiti state, to force the reduction in the prices of food stuff in the state.

Oso and her team stormed the market after the market women increased the prices of their commodities by 100% blaming it on high dollar rate. Speaking to newsmen after the forceful reduction, Oso said;


“Both the Ewi of Ado Ekiti and the state government are concerned about the exorbitant prices of goods and services in the town. The cost of goods, especially foodstuff, is too high in Ado Ekiti, whereas, as the state capital, prices of goods and services should be the cheapest here. The market men and women should have mercy on the poor because things are too expensive here, unlike other towns and villages in Ekiti State. It is very unfortunate that market women in other communities don’t want to sell at their places anymore; they now bring their wares to Ado, believing they will sell at twice the price of what they sell in their communities. As the Iyaloja, one of my responsibilities is to ensure price control of goods and today’s exercise shall be a continuous one and shall be repeated in all markets in Ado. It is unfortunate that 20 liters of palm oil which sells at N14,000 in Ikole is being sold at N22,000 in Ado, but we have sold it at N15,000. Ado is now developing a bad reputation for high prices of goods and services, but we will not allow this to continue. The Kabiyesi has said he does not want hardship for the people of Ado. We will continue to carry out our raids until our market women comply and anyone who cannot comply, must look elsewhere to sell her wares. If you can’t sell your palm oil at lower prices, don’t bring it down to Ado again,” she said. A measure of garri which used to sell for N200 was reduced to N100. A 20-liter container of palm oil which sold at N22,000 was reduced to N15,000, while a measure of local rice, which initially sold at N500 was reduced to N400.

25 comments:

Uju Phil said...

That's great NeWs...

Juliet Iwuno said...

Very good! Others should take a cue from dis. Linda take note!

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OSINANL said...

Nice one!
Fayose is working

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Heavenly fayose U ARE GODS SENT LIKE TRUMP. FAYOSE NO ONE IS LIKE U. THE LION OF YORUBA LAND AND THE VOICE OF THE VOICE SIR KEEP DOING THE GOOD WORK. bastards apc are here hating fayose while his their making his people comfortable. A man that love his people like Donald trump. THANKS TO THE TRADERS TERRORIST BUHARI IS NOT FIT TO BE A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMAN TALKLESS OF PRESIDENT UNLESS THE MAN DIE NIGERIA WILL CONTINUE IN THIS BONDAGE OF SUFFERINg,SUICIDE AND HUNGER.
Terrorist buhari president of doom

















#sad indeed

Chizzy Liz said...

*****************************other states should pls take a cue.....Nigerians are being unnecessarily wicked....... How can u be selling home made products at exorbitant price and be blaming it on dollar..... Its heartbreaking......... Some1 will sell egg 40 instead of the normal 30 and drag dollar into it....... Now garri and palm oil....... Palm kernels and cassava grow in Dubai and China!????????? People are jux hinging on Fulani cow's bad governance to extort pipo.........its really sad.....

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Heavenly fayose U ARE GODS SENT LIKE TRUMP. FAYOSE NO ONE IS LIKE U. THE LION OF YORUBA LAND AND THE VOICE OF THE VOICE SIR KEEP DOING THE GOOD WORK. bastards apc are here hating fayose while his their making his people comfortable. A man that love his people like Donald trump. THANKS TO THE TRADERS TERRORIST BUHARI IS NOT FIT TO BE A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMAN TALKLESS OF PRESIDENT UNLESS THE MAN DIE NIGERIA WILL CONTINUE IN THIS BONDAGE OF SUFFERINg,SUICIDE AND HUNGER.
Terrorist buhari president of doom

















#sad indeed

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

The one that is more amazing is the price of palm oil against groundnut oil. How can palm oil be more expensive... It's very obvious that we r the ones causing our problems due to greed. It's appalling


Long Live LIB

Mhiz Azeez said...

See the iyaloja doing the govt work for them. When you have 'a square peg in a round hole' as ministers this is want happens. When the govt can set up a minimum price mechanism to ensure farmers, middle men and final consumers are not extorting each other.

GALORE said...

This is good


But they should not sell at a loss




@Galore

Adigun Toba said...

Kudo to the Iya-Loja and Ewi of Ado Ekiti,on this latest development of price control in Ado Ekiti.How i wish thesame thing can be emulated in Lagos especially MILE12,OSHODI,DALEKO and LAGOS ISLAND MARKET.

Vivian Emaduku said...

Good

Iphie Abraham said...

Nice one. We need this type of action in my area










Lib addict#just passing#

Jamila Shaibu said...

That's good!!

livingstone chibuike said...

lovely

Anonymous said...

FAYOSE,YOU ARE A SHINING STAR!

Anonymous said...

WE NEED THIS IN LAGOS OOOO. MAKE UNA HELP US. THINGS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE.

Toni Anwuri said...

interesting development

Toni Anwuri said...

interesting development

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Cool

Anonymous said...

Actually you're wrong! Granted I'm not saying our government is fantastic and I also commend the Iya-loja, but it's time we start holding our grassroot politicians accountable...which includes our councillors and LG chairperson. "Big government" cannot do it all.

Anonymous said...

I have to swallow my shame and beg because hunger is really dealing with me and I still trek to work on almost an empty stomach with hope that my 3months salary will be paid. Pls anyone that has extra food stuff or little money to spare please help me. Chiochio9014@yahoo.com. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I have to swallow my shame and beg because hunger is really dealing with me and I still trek to work on almost an empty stomach with hope that my 3months salary will be paid. Pls anyone that has extra food stuff or little money to spare please help me. Chiochio9014@yahoo.com. Thank you.

Vivian Reginalds said...

good
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

MABEL said...

Garri is not 200 and has stopped being 200 since 5yrs... Abi na a cup of garri u de talk about??

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