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Prices Of Chickens Soar As Christmas Celebration Approaches

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Prices Of Chickens Soar As Christmas Celebration Approaches

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Dec 16, 2011 – Prices Of Chickens Soar As Christmas Draws Near

According to News Agency of Nigeria, the prices of Chicken in Lagos markets have increased as Christmas celebration approaches. naijagists.com

A cross section of traders in the Iyana-Oba Market in Ojo Local Government Area, who spoke with a NAN correspondent on Thursday, attributed the price rise to the increased demand for poultry.

Mrs. Maureen Adebiyi , a poultry owner, sells a broiler for between N1,500 and N2,000 and a native breed for N1,600.

She said the chickens were sold for between N1,000 and N1,200 before Yuletide.

Mr. Uche Okafor, another poultry trader, sells a chicken for N2,200.

He said he had bred the chickens for almost one year, insisting that the price was right.

Okafor said that he was selling a crate of eggs for between N900 and N1,000, depending on the size, as against the N600 and N800 they were previously sold

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