Price of Okro plummets in Oduma as interstate movement ban is lifted

Price of Okro plummets in Oduma as interstate movement ban is lifted

I called home, Oduma, three days ago when I heard that government has lifted the interstate movement ban.

One by one, either different women bemoaned and told me that a basin of okro is still sold at N300. At the heat of Coronavirus lockdown the price of this extremely perishable and essential farm produce was N200 or N300 per a basin.

I’ve cried for only too long and told the world about the undue treatment met on our farmers. You can only learn about the expenses these helpless women pay to be able to plant and bring okro to market. This happens almost every year -our hardworking farmers always receiving ‘peanuts’ or being threatened with going home with waste of the perishable.

The present price will confirm to our people that I’ve said the truth, after all. I’ve written that the Coronavirus palaver is not our problem.

Enugu state, at all levels, is controlled by unable leaders. As a healthy comparison, I always refer to Anambra state, our neighboring people. Just look at how efficient a lot of things are there!

Jude Ogbonna

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