Current Price Of Rice Across 36 States Of Nigeria

Current Price Of Rice Across 36 States Of Nigeria
  • PublishedJune 7, 2024

Amid the extensive economic policies rolled out by President Bola Tinubu’s administration, Nigeria is experiencing a notable increase in the cost of basic food items.

This surge is particularly evident with rice, a staple in the Nigerian diet.

The rising cost of rice has had a profound impact on the living standards of many Nigerians. A large portion of the population now finds it increasingly challenging to afford three meals a day, let alone maintain a balanced diet.

Despite the rising prices of essential goods, there has been no corresponding increase in the minimum wage for workers across Nigeria.

This disparity places an additional financial strain on households, exacerbating their struggle to meet daily needs.

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High transportation costs further strain workers’ finances. These costs consume a significant portion of their earnings, leaving little to nothing for feeding and accommodation.

Osun Defender conducted a comprehensive survey across all 36 states to assess the current price of a 50kg bag of rice, a critical measure of food affordability. The survey’s findings highlight the widespread impact of inflation and economic policies on food security.

The survey revealed a significant price disparity for rice across different states. This variance underscores the uneven effects of economic conditions on various regions within the country.

The price of rice also fluctuates based on brand and quality. These variations further complicate the ability of many Nigerians to afford this essential staple, impacting their overall food security.

As rice prices continue to soar, the economic burden on Nigerian families intensifies. The lack of wage increases coupled with high living costs creates a precarious situation for the working class.

Addressing the disparity in rice prices and the broader issue of food inflation is crucial for improving living standards. Ensuring affordable access to essential commodities like rice should be a priority for policymakers.

Ultimately, the economic policies of President Tinubu’s administration must consider the immediate needs of the population. Balancing economic reforms with measures to protect the living standards of everyday Nigerians is vital for long-term stability and prosperity.

Below is the current price of a bag of rice in Nigeria.

Abia: N80,000

Adamawa: N75,000

Akwa Ibom: N80,000

Anambra: N70,000

Bauchi: N75,000

Bayelsa: N80,000

Benue: N75,000

Borno: N75,000 – N90,000

Cross River: N85,000

Delta: N80,000

Ebonyi: N70,000

Edo: N75,000

Ekiti: N85,000 – N90,000

Enugu: N70,000

Gombe: N85,600

Imo: N80,000

Jigawa: N75,000

Kaduna: N75,000

Kano: N85,850

Katsina: N70,000 – N85,000

Kebbi: N75,000 – N80,000

Kogi: N80,000

Kwara: N85,000 – N95,500

Lagos: N85,000 – N95,000

Nasarawa: N75,000

Niger: N65,000

Ogun: N85,000 – N90,000

Ondo: N80,000

Osun: N75,000 – N85,000

Oyo: N90,500

Plateau: N85,000 – N95,000

Rivers: N85,000 – N95,500

Sokoto: N80,000 – N95,000

Taraba: N70,000

Yobe: N80,000

Zamfara: N75, 000

Abuja: N85,000 – N95,000

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