New harvests crash prices of foodstuff in Yobe


Prices of foodstuff have crumbled in Yobe state as farmers commence harvesting their produce.

A bag of millet which used to sell between N11, 000 and N12, 000 is now sold between N6, 500 and N7,000.

Mr .Hassan Umar, a grain dealer in Gashua, said the new harvests had crashed the price of millet which is the staple food of the people.

Meanwhile, farmers in Damaturu, Bursari and Bade Local Government Areas, are celebrating the bumper harvests.

Bukar Mohammed, another farmer, said there are possibilities of harvesting more beans and groundnuts far more than what was obtained in the 2017 season.