Prices of root and tuber crops increase in FCT markets


By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

The prices of root and tuber crops like yam and Irish potatoes have gone up in some markets in Federal Capital Territory Abuja ahead of the Sallah celebration.

According to a market survey conducted by NAN, yam tubers prices have risen by 80-100 per cent from between N3,000 for a set of five tubers to about N6000 on Wednesday in Abuja.

Ibrahim, a market seller, said that a piece of yam is now sold for N1,200 or N1,000 from the old price of N500.

Adamu Suleiman, a potato seller at Nyanya Market, also confirmed that Irish potatoes have also increased in price just this week.


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