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Anambra traders urged not to exploit stay-at-home to hike food prices



ANOTHER call has gone to traders in Anambra State not to hike prices of food item during the sit-at-home directive.

  Anambra State Director of National  Orientation  Agency (NOA) Awka, Charles  Nwoji, made the call while reacting to reports that prices  of goods in the markets, especially food items and medicals have hit the roof . 

  He was  speaking  at programme on  Intensive  Community  Sensitisation and Training (ICST) which was organised  by NOA in Awka.

  According to Nworji, the agency frowns at the “astronomic  increase in the  prices  of  staple foods in the State  by the  traders following the  incidence of the deadly  coronavirus  as  evil against the  Society.”

  He therefore reminded ndi Anambra  that  COVID 19 is  real but reiterated that adherence to Anambra State  Government and  World  Health  Organisation (WHO) directives, including compulsory stay-at-home as measures to combat further spread. 

  Describing COVID-19 as a pandemic without borders in mode of infection, Nworji  commended  Gov. Willie Obiano the  preventive measures he put in place to  safeguard  the  lives  of Anambra citizens as well as effective state-wide  palliatives such as distribution of staple foods to the elderly to cushion some hardships imposed on people.

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