Don't Blame The Government Alone, Most Nigerians Are Greedy

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They call it survival instinct, but what I see is greed. Did you wake-up and ask yourself why the price of commodities especially food keep going up? Most people are quick to jump on the government ( though they maybe right because Nigeria currently produce enough food that can feed triple of our population) but don't really talk about their individual contribution. I will use one case I have studied as an example, I believe many of you have noticed others too and can add. 1. TRANSPORTATION : I will be using these guys today as one of those who are not government but are worst and their greed has added to the increase we see in food prices today. A friend traveled to Abuja a week ago and told me he bought rice for less than 100 naira a cup, and matches for 10naira a box, but here in Benin a cup of rice in my Area goes for 150 and a box of matches 30 naira, if then pity you two boxes for 50 naira. I believe this price variation cuts across states. If we were to use standard of living, things ought to be more expensive in Abuja than in Benin, but why is it the reverse? Even garri we produce is expensive abi border still affect am? A critical look, I realise that the cashing out actually begin with the drivers, these people charge outrageous bills and do it in a very rude manner that the frustrated women/sellers have no option than to put their frustration on what they sell. They charge for your seat, charge for your laps, charge for every single thing and these people have to go through this loop severally with arrogant drivers before getting it to their consumers, at the end they too have to make profit. I don't hate the transport people but I think they are one of the most greedy people in the country and contributes massively to price hike. They exploit every little excuse, if rain fall a place of 150 automatically becomes 500 or more, when it's getting dark and there is a rush, a place of 50 naira becomes 200 and these people have no option but to just enter and get to their destination. You don't see then reduce prices when things are favourable but ate quick to cry out when it's not.

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