Inflation: Nigerians Shun Noodles as Price Rises

Says the product is now luxury.
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Some parents in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, on Friday, March 1, disclosed that they have cut off noodles from their household menu as the price of the product continues to rise.

The parents revealed this in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja. They noted that their children’s favorite fast food was becoming costly, hence the need for them to look for a substitute.

A mother and teacher identified as Hajiya Hauwa Bakari, stressed that she used to prepare noodles for her children to take to school every Friday, and to Islamic school on Sundays, but the current rise in the price of the commodity has made her change to other available food in the house.

She said, “The last carton of noodles we bought before the present increase was N6,000. I went to get the same item after two weeks, and it had increased to N8,400.

“Recently, I learnt that the price is N18,000 and above for the medium size of indomie noodles, while minimie noodles is N16,000. I know it is one of my children’s best foods, but with the current economic situation, I cannot afford it so they have to eat whatever is available at home,’’ she asserted.

Also, Mrs Kemi Samuel, a mother of four, revealed that she has removed noodles from her list of groceries because it now looks like a waste of money and is nonessential.

Samuel emphasized that she would rather buy and cook spaghetti with more vegetables for the family, than spend huge amounts of money on noodles that digest in no time.

She said that the decision was timely, since her children depended too much on noodles as it was easy to make.

However, a student identified as Miss Rose Yakubu, affirmed that the high cost of noodles would not discourage her from eating it.

Yakubu stated that she liked the food, not because it is easy and fast to prepare, but because it saves her from buying other food ingredients to prepare a proper meal.

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