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Rising cost of food items in Imo and Rivers States

Rising cost of food items in Imo and Rivers States

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The Igbo adage that says when an anomaly stays too long in place, it becomes a culture and norm of sort is to say the least the most appropriate comparison for the present situation of things in Imo and Rivers States, South East and South South, Nigeria. In these two states that share common boundary and speak almost one language, prizes of goods and commodity items have so skyrocketed even when the yuletide is yet to come. Food items are suddenly becoming an exclusive preserve for the rich and maybe the middle class, making life more miserable and somewhat hellish for the poor and poorest of the poor.In Owerri and Portharcourt for instance, transport fare is not too high even when price of fuel was increased recently in Nigeria, yet there is this well coordinated and no-end in-sight h...