Food prices further see increase in April, 2021 as devaluation of naira, scarcity of forex, insecurity, banditry, amongst others continue to war against agricultural productivity in Nigeria.
The data which reflected that the “average price of 1 dozen of Agric eggs medium size increased year-on-year by 11.26% and month-on month by 1.13% to N530.40 in April 2021 from N524.47 in March 2021, while the average price of piece of Agric eggs medium size (price of one) increased year-on year by 18.32% and month-on-month by 1.47% to N49.14 in April 2021 from N48.43 in March 2021.”
It also reported that, “The average price of 1kg of tomato increased year-on-year by 0.09% and month-on month by 3.67% to N277.26 in April 2021 from N267.45 in March 2021.
“The average price of 1kg of rice (imported high quality sold loose) increased year-on-year by 14.57% and decreased month-on month by -0.67% to N540.58 in April 2021 from N544.21 in March 2021.
“Similarly, the average price of 1kg of yam tuber increased year-on year by 9.87% and month on month by 3.26% toN252.80 in April 2021 fromN244 82 in March 2021.”