Hauwa Indimi-Yar’adua, the daughter of billionaire oil magnate Mohammed Indimi, has lamented the country’s rising food prices.
The cosmetologist uploaded a picture of a little basket of tomatoes on her verified Instagram account, claiming that she paid N8,000 for them in Abuja, and she added that she is “still not over it yet.”
In her Instagram stories, she inscribed the picture of the basket of tomatoes with the words;
I sent my people to the market and as of Monday, this is N8k tomatoes. Still, not over it, she wrote on Monday, July 3.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that because tomatoes are becoming more expensive, several housewives in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, have stopped using them in stew and other sauces.
Also, some locals admitted that they have resorted to preparing stew out of garden carrots and eggplants. They asserted that garden eggs—referred to as “ganyen gauta” in Hausa, “igba” in Yoruba, and “anyara” in Igbo—could combine with rice just as well as tomatoes.
Others stated that they were experimenting with pumpkin, pawpaw, or traditional soups such as white soup and palm fruit soup, also known as banga, instead of tomato stew.