The increasing scarcity of fuel in the country have affected so many things like the increase in transportation fare, increase in the sales pf clothings and most importantly increase in the prices of food.
Traders in the market blame the rise in food to high cost of transporting these food from the farm to the market where they would be sold.
The traders added that the high exchange rate of the naiara against international currencies have also led to the inconsistent availability of the food items.
A survey done in different markets in Lagos state showed that items like beans, tomatoes, red pepper, onions, maize and fruits had become very expensive over the past few weeks due to the fuel scarcity affecting the nation.
Despite the N150bn paid by the federal government to the marketers of petroleum products for the outstanding subsidy that amde the tankers and marketers go on strike, very few filling stations still have fuel.
The few ones that have fuel are selling at high rates, between N140 and N200 per litre as against the usual price N87.
Different sellers in different parts of the country narrated their ordeal with the sales of food items and how the current fuel scarcity has inflated the prices of food nationwide.
They concluded that if the scarcity should continue the hike of food prices would be unbearable. All eyes are on the gorvenment to do something quickly to resolve this situation for the good of its citizens.