Nigerians skip meals as food prices soar

Kaduna residents now skip meals due to the rising cost of foodstuff in the market.

Many residents who spoke to reporters in Kaduna, on Sunday lamented the high increase in the price of foodstuff, ingredients and basic necessities.

A resident of Narayi community in Kaduna, Mr James Madaki said before now, he had three square meals a day with his five children and wife, but now, the story is different since his meagre salary can not afford to buy even ingredients for the meal.

A widow with seven children in Nasarawa community, Mrs Williams Janet expressed anger over the increasing cost of foodstuff.

“I lost my husband in January 2022, when bandits invaded our house in Nassarawa. My five children and I escaped, but my husband was kidnapped. After demanding millions, which we could not afford, they slaughtered him,” she said

According to her, the family’s situation has gone from bad to worse having lost its breadwinner, adding that they now eat once a day.

Also, Mr Samuel Nduja who stayed in Kajuru said he eats with his family, twice a day, and once on Sunday.

An undergraduate of the University of Kaduna in Goni Gora community, Miss Angela Makama, said she sometimes eats once a day due to the high cost of foodstuff in the market.

” I am from Nasarawa State, schooling in Kaduna. I was only given transport money and N300 meal ticket per day. So, I managed to eat once a day,” she stated.