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Bread Scarcity Hits Kaduna, Katsina, Kano



Bread Scarcity Hits Kaduna, Katsina, Kano

An acute scarcity of one of Nigerians’ most popular staple foods, bread, has hit Kaduna, Katsina and Kano. Checks revealed that the most-favoured staple was now as scarce as petrol. Whereas the commodity is hard to come by, its prices have hit the roof.

Many of the residents could no longer afford their darling food and, as such, had turned to other not-too-cheap alternatives like noodles, millet porridge, bean cake, and bread and beans, among others.

The commodity prices have also increased by 20 to 40 per cent. Many shop owners and consumers have vehemently lamented the obnoxious development, appealing for urgent action to redress the ugly trend.

One of the bakers in Kaduna said: “It is not that we are on strike, but we have had to stop production since 1st July 2024.

This unfortunate development was necessitated by the scarcity of wheat flour and its high cost, as well as sugar, oil and other additives.