Despite Gov't Intervention, Price Of Garri Soars In Akwa Ibom

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despite govt intervention price of garri soars in akwa ibom

The price of garri, a popular Nigerian staple, has witnessed a leap for the third time since the beginning of the year in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, despite the state government's intervention.

A PREMIUM TIMES survey of markets and retail shops in Uyo, in the last week of March, on Easter Sunday, showed that the price of garri, which was N100 per cup last December had jumped to N150 per cup with four cups selling at N500 as against five cups last December.

This newspaper had also reported that a five-litre container of garri had increased from N1,000 last December to N2, 200 by Easter, while a bag of garri (100kg) increased from N40, 000 to N75, 000 within the same period.