Nigerian Man Shows Small N2,500 Yam He Saw In The Market That Made Him Flee, Complains

  • A Nigerian man got angry after visiting the market to get yam, tomatoes and pepper to prepare yam with egg sauce
  • He was shocked when he saw the small yam sold to him for N2,500 and revealed that he begged to get it for that amount
  • He lamented that Nigerians are going through hard times, adding that those who can afford to buy things do not know what God has done for them

Frank Uzowuru, a Nigerian man, has shouted online about the small yam, tomatoes and pepper he bought from the market for a combined N4k.

Frank wanted to prepare yam with egg sauce, but became angry about the high food prices in the market.

Man shows small yam sold to him for N2,500 in the market
Frank Uzowuru said he had to beg before the yam was sold to him for N2,500. Photo credit: Frank Uzowuru
Source: Facebook

Frank showed off the yam he bought at N2,500 on Facebook and said he had to beg the seller to get it at that price. He regretted having to leave the market.

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A disgruntled Frank expressed his sadness that Nigerians are going through difficult times. Frank wrote on Facebook:

“So today I actually went to the market and wanted to prepare yam with egg sauce…Omo, I’m crazy…this little yam #2500 with abeg…this tomatoes and pepper #1500, I never buy eggs with oil and onion… so I run to their market…

“Nigerians are really going through a lot. If you can afford to buy, you don’t know what God has done for you. I shed tears for the ‘poor’.” reported that the federal government had taken action to fix the prices of yam, garri and other items.

Nigerians lament the high cost of groceries

Okay Funmi Francis said:

“Haaaa God have mercy vegetable, finish me with little pepper.”

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Fatima Mizita Bello Afegbua said:

“And they’re going to tell us about the old anthem… Return to the old prices.”

Cynthia Chisom said:

“I assume you live in the North or Onitsha because this size of yam is 3509 in Port Harcourt.”

MercyBliss said:

“This is your own good.

“This yam after 3500 for here, tomatoes 2k pepper 1k.”

Mhiz Layo said:

“This yam is #3500 to 4k, just like yesterday.”

Chichi Onyebuchi Okeh said:

“I bought exactly this size in my area for 3500, plus one side was oo spoiled.”

Tessy Aries OG Dikeh said:

“I can’t even buy it…

“Some meals I crave. I eat them in my dreams…

“God help us in this country.”

Ugochukwu Ifeanyi said:

“You’re lucky there’s not a stone on you.”

The price of yams from 10 years ago is emerging again

In the meantime, previously reported that a 2014 Facebook post from a lady about the price of six yams had resurfaced on social media.

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In a post about ten years ago, Nkemjikaku said she bought six yam tubers for N500 and was not happy with it. She shared her experience on Facebook and it provoked mixed reactions from her followers at the time.

But years later, Nigerians remembered the message and complained bitterly online when they compared the old price she quoted with the current price of yams.