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Fish market traders protest over high cost of fish 



Fish market traders protest over high cost of fish 
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Fish traders in Ojoo Market, Oyo state on Thursday, October 26, protested over the rising cost of fish in the market.

The traders came out to express their grievances, about the continuous rise in prices of fish while chanting, “We are not doing suffering work anymore.”

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A market woman who spoke in Yoruba said: “The carton of a sick fish ( Eja Alaran) before was 30,000 and we were okay with it but now the price is N80,000, the carton of Herring fish ( Shawa) was N8,000, we endure it for N20,000, now it is N35,000, European hake fish (Panla) is now N26,000, carton of Horse Mackerel (Kote) N40,000, and it wasn’t like this although last week, it is too expensive.”

“The association is not doing anything about this, they are just embezzling our money that is the reason why we are out today, we don’t have husbands, we are the only ones taking up our responsibilities. The coolroom said the high cost is not their fault.”

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