- An activist, Shehu Sani has spoken about the implications the levy imposed on bread would have in Kogi state
- Sani has predicted that bread could become one of the most priced food items in Kogi due to the new levy
- In another report, some Nigerians have raised concerns over the sudden rise in the prices of tomatoes and onions
The new levy imposed on every loaf of bread and other products produced by caterers in Kogi state has continued to generate reactions from Nigerians.
One of the reactions came from an activist, Shehu Sani who pointed out that the new levy would make the price of bread increase.
The former lawmaker in a tweet on Friday, November 13, stated that bread in Kogi state would become expensive like other commodities such as rice and onions.
"Bread is promoted to join the esteemed class of Rice and Onions in Kogi."
Legit.ng had reported that bakers in Kogi state are now required to pay a levy to the state government on every product made in their bakeries
According to Premium Times, the levy was imposed by the state’s ministry of commerce and industry on November 9.
The ministry in a memo addressed to the chairperson, the association of master bakers and caterers of Nigeria, Kogi state branch, said the collection of the levy will start from November 16, 2020.
Meanwhile, some families in Nigeria are currently groaning over the prices of foodstuff in the various markets.
A correspondent with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited some of the markets in Enugu state, the southeast part of Nigeria, confirms that the prices of tomatoes and onions have significantly increased.
In a market survey she carried out on Thursday, October 5, it was revealed that prices of both commodities have increased when compared to a few weeks ago.
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