Residents of Kaduna State have cautioned of approaching starvation as a result of fuel shortages and new currency that have disrupted the state’s food supply system.
DAILY POST reported that due to lack of money and fuel, several business people that sell food and ingredients have reduced their supplies.
“The majority of my suppliers have stopped supplying food because they don’t accept transfers and I don’t have cash for business transactions, according to Mrs. Rhoda Usman, who sells foods like beans, yams, and rice.
She said, “It’s getting harder for me, much like when I locked up my stores, since my customer wouldn’t send me food.”
Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf, who sells yam in the Kaduna market, claimed in a similar vein that he could no longer travel to the village where he purchases yam in huge amounts because villagers there no longer accept old money.
Due to a lack of new notes, palm oil vendor Mrs. Ruth Hassan stated she had since ceased selling oil and had even shut her store.
Following the development, it has been noticed that food costs have been steadily rising.