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Price of bread may go up in Kogi



AN ACTIVIST, Shehu Sani has predicted that bread could become one of the most priced food items in Kogi due to the new levy imposed on the commodity.

  The new levy imposed on every loaf of bread and other products produced by caterers in Kogi State has continued to generate reactions from Nigerians.

  Sani, who pointed out that the new levy would make the price of bread increase, said the price of bread would rise like onions in  the state.

  The former lawmaker in a tweet today, stated that bread in Kogi State would become expensive like other commodities such as rice and onions.

  “Bread is promoted to join the esteemed class of rice and onions in Kogi.” Sani tweeted.

Report says, bakers in Kogi State are now required to pay a levy to the state government on every product made in their bakeries.

  According to sources, the levy was imposed by the state Ministry of Commerce and Industry on November 9, and is expected to be executed forthwith.

  The ministry, in a memo addressed to the chairperson of Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria, Kogi State branch, said the collection of the levy wouldl start from November 16, 2020.

  Meanwhile, some families in Nigeria are currently groaning over the prices of foodstuff in the various markets.

  National Light gathered that prices of tomatoes and onions have significantly increased across the markets in South-East.

  Report coming from Akwa Ibom says, the state government is already initiating measures to crash prices of foodstuff ahead of Christmas.

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