By Ambrose Ologide
The price of garri, Delta State’s most staple foodstuff have soared in Warri, no thanks to the ravaging flood.
A survey carried out by our correspondent in some markets in Warri at the time of filing this report, indicated that a basket of garri was sold for one thousand, three hundred naira as against the previous price of one thousand, one hundred naira.
It was also gathered that most communities which were major suppliers of garri had been submerged by flood.
A seller of the foodstuff in Morning Market in the Warri Garage area simply identified as Madam Garri said the affected communities were in Isoko Nation, Ndokwa Nation , Uwherun and Evwreni ( both in Ughelli North Local Government Area) among others.
She lamented that the flood has washed away farm lands in the said areas.
The garri seller who hails from Evwreni stated that the only means of transportation between Evwreni to Uwherun Market was by ferry owing to the flood.
She expressed fear that the price of garri will soar higher in the near future because according to her Agbor, Umutu and Orhonigbe in Edo State were now the major areas of supply of garri since the menace of the flood.
The market survey of garri in Uvwie Local Government Area could not be carried out as the market day of Effurun Market, the major market in the area, is coming Saturday 22nd October, 2022.