The Poor Can No Longer Feed – Businessman Laments Naira Depreciation

Popular Nigerian singer and businessman, Anyidons has taken to Instagram to lament about the depreciation of the Naira.

In a video shared online, the businessman pointed out that artisans from Cotonou are no longer collecting Naira because the Benin Republic’s currency, CFA, has more value than Naira currently.

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According to him, a carton of tomatoes was N20,000 when he went to the market and in the next thirty minutes when he came back to pick it up, he paid N24,000. In his video, he said;

‘’Can you imagine that workers from Cotonou are no more collecting Naira because a CFA is now N3000. Can you imagine that CFA10, 000 is now N25, 000. Ten Million CFA is now N25, 000. So they are no more collecting Naira.

As it stands now, to clear a container in Nigeria is N18 million per container and with the depreciation in Naira, every commodity increases in price every 30 minutes.

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I went to the market yesterday to restock. A carton of tomato was N20, 000. In the next thirty minutes when I came to pick the tomatoes, it was N24, 000 and the whole line was like if you cannot pay, leave it.

The scary part is that the way it is going is that even the rich and the poor, nobody is safe. People are still selling their old markets. Very soon. their old market will finish. They will now start selling the new market they bought with this current prices. The poor can no longer feed. It will now be survival of the fittest. Nobody is safe’

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