Corona Virus: People Cries as Food stuffs,other items sold at 300% price increas in Owerri Imo state
Because of the fast spread of this killer pandemic covid-19 in Nigeria, many states has closed down their markets, churches, mosques, schools and any form of social gathering which includes: burials, weddings, traditional gathering and even political meetings.Currently chief of staff to Mr. President Abba kyari is down with it, Bauchi and Kaduna States governors have tested positive, Nigeria immigration boss is down with it, plus many others who are on self isolation to check if they have this virus in them.
The federal government on her own yesterday closed down Abuja, Lagos and Ogun borders, many hospitals in Abuja and Lagos has been designated as treatment centres for the carriers.
But that’s not enough because these hospital has little non needed equipment to handle it as churches has resulted in donating Respirators to assist victims.
As part of the measures to curb the spread, many States government has closed schools and markets to reduce the clustering of people. In Imo state the governor Hope Uzodinma begged the people of the state to bear with them and pray to God to remove this plague as the State is yet to record any case.
Many states shuts down without paying their workers and without any palliative measure to assist them, as if that was not enough the price of food stuff has increased between 120% to 300%.
Example a paint of garri that was sold at #350/#400 before is not sold between ₦1500 and #1800 in Owerri capital of Imo state and Anambra too.
A bag of rice that was at ₦19000/₦22000 is sold between ₦28,000 and ₦32,000, a bad of pure water that was sold between ₦80 and ₦100 is now sold between ₦150/₦210 while a satchets goes for ₦20.
Sanitiser that was sold at ₦150/₦300 is now sold at 1200 and above. How will the masses survive this condition, the lockdown just began with its first day just going ,if this situation lingers many death will be recorded by hunger.
We call on government and good spirited individuals to help the masses by providing foods for them and government to set up a task force to check mate the pure water industries and coordinated their prices.
Also no fuel station in the state is selling fuel at ₦125, instead 90% of fuel stations in Owerri has closed down and few that are open sells at ₦145 and nobody is talking.
It’s time to sobber and pray for forgiveness of Sins yet people are commuting more sin.