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