Mainlanders Lament High Cost of Living

INSIDEMAINLAND – Some Lagosians have continued to lament over the increasing cost of living in the state without a corresponding increase in income.

The situation got worse after the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics released a new reports on prices of cooking kerosene and cooking gas which rose by 99 per cent and 122 per cent respectively.

For Mrs Jane Okebiorun, a petty trader at Jakande Estate area of Lagos State, coping with the constantly increasing cooking kerosene prices is becoming unbearable for her and her six-member family.

Her husband, Mr John Okebiorun, is a roadside mechanic whose earnings are not ever enough to take them through the month. He gives her a monthly upkeep of N30, 000 which she has to manage to put food on the family’s table.

“I am even tired of cutting costs because each time you go to buy things at the market, you would notice that the price you bought last week is not the same price it would be sold this week,” she lamented.

“My family can’t even afford cooking gas. So, I try to buy seven litres of kerosene every month, and make sure I manage it because we don’t make as much money as we used to. Times are hard. One litre of kerosene, which we used to buy for as low as N150 per litre in 2020, is now as high as N1000. I’ve never witnessed this kind of hardship in my entire life until recently,” she added.

Data obtained from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said the average retail price per liter of household kerosene, otherwise known as cooking kerosene, paid by consumers in July 2022 was N789.75, indicating an increase of 3.68 percent compared to N761.69 recorded in June 2022.



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