COVID-19: Food prices skyrocket as dealers run out of supplies

Uche Usim, Abuja

As Nigeria inches towards a total shutdown, prices of groceries across retail stories have skyrocketed as consumers invade markets to stockpile foodstuffs that will last them for the next 14 days when the first round of lockdown would last.

The panic buying has emptied most retail stores and worse still, the owners have not been able to restock because the coronavirus…


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