The residents of Kaduna metropolis have expressed concern over the hike in the prices of bread, saying that the item is now beyond the reach of the ordinary man in view of its cost.
A market survey by Businessday revealed that the prime loaf of bread is now N350 against its old price of N300, while a premium size loaf is now N300 as against N250. The premium plus size that was sold N250 is now N300.
The loaf of bread which was N100 is now N120, while the small size of the loaf of bread is now N80, as against its previous price of N70.
Cross-section of residents in Kaduna told Businessday that bread is no longer for the common man.
One of the residents, Adamu Attah said, eating bread as a family man is no longer economical, urging the government at all levels to look into the plight of the common man.
“For a family of six like me, would spend nothing less than N1,000 to take care of our breakfast, because we have to buy two loaves of bread at N600 with other items like Sugar, Milo, Milk, and egg at N400.
He said the trend has caused large dents in his pocket, while he further explained that the government should come to the aid of the people as the price of every consumable goods is going up.
“This is unlike in the past when bread worth of N300 can meet the needs of a family,” Attach said.
A bread seller, Halimat Nasirudeen disclosed that the increase in the prices of a loaf of bread has affected the patronage.
A bakery manager, who pleaded anonymity attributed the hike in bread prices to the high cost of flour and other ingredients.