Food prices have started dropping at major grain markets in Kano, Taraba and Niger states, Daily Trust can report.

There had been protests in Lagos, Kano and Niger states against the hardship in the land.

The latest demonstration against the high cost of living was staged in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Prominent Nigerians, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar; the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero; among others, as we as the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Northern Elders Forum (NEF) had called on the federal government to take measures to address the situation.

President Bola Tinubu and state governors last Thursday met on measures to bring down prices of food items.

Some factors have been cited as responsible for the drop in prices of food items, among them the decision by multi-billion naira feed companies, the stoppage of inter-state movement with food items in some parts of the country, increased surveillance around borders to stem export and clampdown on some people discovered to be hoarding the grains.

February 20, 2024

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