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Shasha Market crisis: Prices of perishable goods triple in Ibadan

The latest disaster that engulfed Shasha Market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital is inflicting shortage of perishable items within the historical metropolis, DAILY POST investigation has revealed.

The shortage has additionally led to the increment in costs of perishable items.

DAILY POST recollects that Shasha Market, which is the foremost marketplace for perishable items like pepper, onions, tomatoes and different meals substances in Ibadan, was penultimate Friday engulfed with disaster.

The market positioned in Akinyele native authorities space of Oyo State, has been in existence for over three a long time.

Majority of those that promote tomatoes, pepper and onions at retail costs in some components of Ibadan similar to Opopo-Yeosa, Ita-Merin, Sango and Oje purchase at wholesale from Shasha Market.

Although checks by DAILY POST revealed that among the sellers of perishable items have briefly relocated to an open place at Bodija market, costs have skyrocketed.

DAILY POST investigation revealed {that a} measurement of tomato that often goes for 2 thousand naira earlier than the disaster is now bought on the fee of 4 thousand naira.

The identical state of affairs was noticed by our correspondent on the momentary house occupied by those that promote onions and pepper.

An Ibadan indigene, recognized as Mr. Daramola, informed our correspondent on the weekend that, “I grew as much as know the Shasha Market. Once we have been younger, my mom often went to Shasha to purchase pepper and promote at Opopo-Yeosa. She is going to depart round 5.am even earlier than we get up.

“She isn’t the one one, the ladies who promote at Opopo-Yeosa, Ita-Merin and different markets often go there to purchase issues. I’m speaking about 80s, over thirty years in the past and the market has been in existence earlier than then.”

A civil servant who spoke with our correspondent on the weekend famous that the increment was a results of the disaster which led to the closure of the market.

“Issues have gone up now. Since final Friday, the costs of perishable items have elevated. I purchased this factor final week on the fee of N100, they informed me that it’s N150 now. Simply final week.

“You see, it’s due to the disaster, some Hausa mentioned that they’re going again. They’re those bringing these items, the market is closed, the place will they promote it? These perishable items are scarce now.”

A sociologist on the College of Ibadan, Mr. Saheed Isiaka mentioned that the retail worth of perishable items in his space has elevated.

He mentioned, “Sure, I seen it, although I’ve not been to Bodija market to see the variations, however shopping for tomatoes and the likes from retailers in my space took a drastic flip final Friday night.”

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