Some residents of Nasarawa State have decried the spike in the prices of food items in the market over partial lockdown in the state in order to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
Some of the residents told the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in separate interviews in Keffi that the increase in the prices of goods has created more hardship.
They called on traders not to take advantage of the partial lockdown in the state to increase the prices of commodities in order to cushion the effect of the lockdown.
Mrs Litini Luka, a resident of Keffi, said that in Nigeria, people take advantage of some situations to cause hardship on people.
She called on the government to regulate the prices of food items in the market in order to improve the living standard of the people and for the overall development of the country.
Another resident, Mallam Abubakar Isah, called on the traders to have the fear of God in their trade.
Mrs Hauwa Isah also expressed dismay over the soaring prices of goods in the market.
However, most of the traders interviewed attributed the increase in the prices of commodities to transportation and scarcity of the products because of the restriction of movement.