Barely three months after most Nigerians were thrown into panic over the rising cost of tomatoes, the price of this essential commodity is gradually dropping across some markets in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
A market survey carried out by Nigerian Pilot in some markets in the nation’s capital revealed that a medium sized basket popularly known as the (dustbin basket) that was previously sold for N4,000 in the previous weeks now sell s for N 1,500 while the big basket which was sold for N15,000 now sells between N7,500-N700. The small rubber plate which previously sold for N1,500 now sells for N300.
At the Wuse market, a small basket of tomatoes now sells for N2,000 and N1,500 respectively as against the N4,000 they sold for last months.
A trader, Mallam Yunusa Adamu who spoke to Nigerian Pilot attributed that crashed to its gradual arrivals due to rainfall. However he noted that the consumers are yet to fully benefit from the price crash situation as the retail price of tomato is still ruling high.
Adamu said the prices dropped due to the availability of the commodity, presently, tomatoes is cheap compare to what was obtainable in the previous months as N600 tomatoes can sufficiently make stew for a family of five.”

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