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Enugu Food Sellers Express Concern Over Escalating Food Costs

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Enugu’s food vendors, from various backgrounds, are bemoaning the adverse impact of skyrocketing food prices on their daily customer traffic.

Speaking with journalists individually in Enugu on Wednesday, a number of food sellers lamented their challenges in cooking the required daily volumes of food.

Reflecting on her experiences at Garki Market, Madam Judith Ani highlighted the immense challenges posed by inflated food prices, which have made it increasingly difficult for her to turn a profit in her food venture.

“Due to the high cost of foodstuffs in the market, I am managing to keep my business because I don’t have any other business to fall back on,” she said.

Sharing her plight at Mayor Market, Mrs. Ifunanya Okechukwu explained how the escalating costs of foodstuffs necessitated her to raise the price of her food from N600 to N800 per serving.

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At Garki Market, Miss Ebube Nwazor voiced her opposition to the idea of decreasing food portions as a means to offer lower prices, considering it an unrealistic approach.

“I cannot reduce the quantity of my food any longer because customers will not get satisfied, as they were already complaining about the quantity of a complete plate,” she said.

“Gloria Ofor, another food vendor at Garki motor park, said she made about N18,000 daily but could hardly buy complete foodstuffs for her business with the money due to high cost of items in the market,” she lamented.

Addressing government officials at both state and federal levels, she stressed the importance of importing food staples to alleviate the high cost of food items and ensure their availability nationwide.

The Eastern Updates 

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