WATCH: Osinbajo Visits Garki Market To Get Current Prices Of Commodities
Garki Market in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city had an unusual customer in the market on Friday and most traders could not sit at their stands to wait for other customers to come.They all followed the unusual customer everywhere he went.
They wanted to get a glimpse of Nigeria's Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who had come to the market to get the current prices of commodities and also get an idea of some issues that the traders face as they engage in their trades.
Inflation rate had increased, as the oil-rich nation's economy slipped into recession in the second quarter of 2016 and the cost of staple foods in Nigeria has doubled or tripled in some cases.
It is an increase that is beyond what most Nigerians had, by this time last year, imagined the prices would get to by this time last year.
Professor Yemi Osinbajo had a chat with a fish seller and also checked prices of other grains that are major staple foods in Nigeria.