Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday paid a surprise visit to the Garki Model Market, Abuja, where he interacted with the traders and promised to look into some of the complaints they raised.
According to the Acting President’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, the visit is part of the activities marking the second anniversary of the Buhari administration, and it was meant to interact with traders to get first hand information on the cost of goods and other food items in the market.
Osinbajo arrived the market at about 3:10 pm to the cheers of the traders. He spent about 40 minutes at the market.
While pricing some food items including fish, onions, rice and beans, traders complained that the cost of renting shops was high. He interacted with a fish seller who sought government’s intervention to reduce the cost of the shop which was put at N250,000 per annum.
The fish seller also complained that the prices of locally smoked fish had gone high just as the imported ones had also skyrocketed.