Food Price Hike: Women Journalists Lament Rising Cost of Foodstuffs, Others

Food Price Hike: Women Journalists Lament Rising Cost of Foodstuffs, Others

  • The cost price of food items in the market rises daily and this has raised serious concern from women journalists in the country
  • With traders complaining bitterly over the cost of purchase, buyers are unhappy over the low cash in hand in various markets across Nigeria
  • The association decry daily rise in the price of basic items in the market, cooking gas and more while calling on the federal government to address the rising insecurity in the land

Nasarawa, Lafia- Food prices in markets across the country have continued to rise and this bothers on the pace of most businesses in the country.

The increment has become a daily occurrence as traders are confused about the fluctuation in the prices of major goods in the market.

Recently, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists expressed deep concern over the spate of insecurity in the country and the rising cost of food items, cooking gas, amongst others, The Punch reported.

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Women journalists lament rising price of foodstuff items, others
Recently, food prices have increased further in markets across the state as 6kg of gas now sells from N4,500. Photo credit: Esther Odili
Source: UGC

The complaint was stated in a communique signed by the National Secretary, Helen Udofa at the end of the NAWOJ NEC meeting held in Lafia, Nasarawa state, between Wednesday through Friday, November 3-5, 2021.

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The communique was made available to journalists.

At the meeting presided over by the National President of NAWOJ, Comrade Ladi Bala, issues concerning the association and the state of the nation were extensively discussed and the NEC in session resolved as follows.

The communique read in part:

“The issue of insecurity in the country caught the attention of the NEC in session as it called on the federal government to strengthen the nation’s security architecture to address security challenges in different parts of the nation.
“NEC called on the Federal Government to look into the rising cost of food items, cooking gas, building materials; to reduce the cost of living for citizens in the country. NEC frowned at the rising cases of gender-based violence and stressed the need to ensure the workability of family courts to ensure justice for victims.”

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that In recent times, Nigeria has experienced the worst kind of inflation, one that has resulted to high level of poverty, food crisis and price hike.

The daily increment in the cost price of goods, edible and non-edible products has taken a toll on the finance of consumers and traders; this has therefore created fear amongst citizens who earn less and spend more.

The rising cost price of food items in the market according to traders is attributed to the grappling economy, the foreign exchange rate and insecurity that have impacted food prices, even making it a difficult task for banks supporting the nation’s economy from collapsing.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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