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|Uproar Over Price Of ‘awara’ In Kano by ChelseaArmy(m): 8:44am On Jan 24, 2021
There is a silent but outrageous protest as the price
of Awara (soya bean cake) shoots up in some parts
of Kano State.
Customers blame sellers’ unhealthy obsession with
profit maximization for the increase, while the sellers
cite the increase in the price of white oil as the
reason behind the new pricing.
Findings have shown that in different parts of the
state the price has increased by five or ten percent
depending on the location.
Some arawa sellers have floated a N50-per-three
policy to navigate the market forces, citing an
increase in the prices of the ingredients.
Others have resorted to slashing the size of the cake
or being moderate in adding spices to the mixture.
A respondent, Yahaya Sa’id, who said he cannot do
without Awara, said he was disturbed by the way
sellers slash the size of the product.
Said said, “I am really disturbed by the way the size
of the Soya bean cake is slashed by the sellers.
“This is a clever way of increasing the price. Of
course in my area there is no increase in the price,
but a reduction in the size of the product.”
Why the hike?
It is learnt that the hike followed an increase in the
price of white oil and Soya beans in the state.
A bottle of white oil that was sold between N400 and
450 is now sold at N600.
Mukhatar Hayaya Sani, who deals in white oil, said
the price of a 50 litre Jerry Can of white oil that was
sold at N12,500 in the market has jumped up to
Sani said, “The increase in the price of white oil is
instrumental in this regard.
“But this alone may not have worsened the situation
as there is a general increase in the prices of
foodstuffs in the market.
“Everyday one hears of new prices. And we have not
understood why the increase”
On another part, the price of Soya beans has
skyrocketed, to the dismay of the consumers.
A bowl of Soya beans that was sold at N400 and
N450 is now sold N600, findings show.
Selling points fold up
Many awara businesses have folded up because the
sellers have counted enough loss.
“Why couldn’t I fold the business? The sale is down
as my customers have shifted to fried sweet potato
because of the reduction in the size of awara, which I
opted for to stabilize the business,” said Aisha Ali.
She added that the situation was unbearable to her
and her customers, as she waits to see if the prices
of the ingredients will come down.
Another respondent, Auwalu Mohammed said, the girl
they were buying awara from had folded the business
because she couldn’t afford the loss.
“She tried to reconcile the increase in the price of
white oil and the size of the product or increase in the
price, but that proved difficult for her. She just let go
Rukayya Muhammed, an awara seller, said that she
and her colleagues could not increase the price, but
have opted for the new policy of N50-per-three
Rukayya said, “The prices of white oil and Soya beans
have all gone up.
“The only alternative we have is to adopt this N50-
per-three policy to keep our customers.
“We are also disturbed. We hope the prices will come
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|Re: Uproar Over Price Of ‘awara’ In Kano by ChelseaArmy(m): 8:45am On Jan 24, 2021
It's not the sellers' fault, a bag of soya beans is now sold at
25k against 9k last year
|Re: Uproar Over Price Of ‘awara’ In Kano by ChelseaArmy(m): 8:46am On Jan 24, 2021
Instead of talking about rice and other food stuff!!
|Re: Uproar Over Price Of ‘awara’ In Kano by HarunaWest(m): 9:33am On Jan 24, 2021
ChelseaArmy:So awara and soya beans isnt food?
|Re: Uproar Over Price Of ‘awara’ In Kano by ManirBK: 10:44pm On Jan 25, 2021
I dey laugh
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