Some consumers also recounted how the economic pressure had forced them to cut down on their purchases for the festive season.
are way too high.
“Incomes did not grow, inflation was high and as such; what we could afford last year or two years ago are not affordable this year.”
Meanwhile, prices of livestock, including live chicken, have also increased at the popular Deidei Market.
A giant size chicken also known as parent cock which is the preferred in many homes during the yuletide, is being sold between N15,000 to N20,000, while the regular one is being sold between N9000 and N15,000.
Mr Dauda who sells chicken lamented the increase in the prices of chicken in the market compared to last year, adding that the costly chicken feed had pushed many sellers to increase the prices of their chickens so as to remain in the business.