Nigerian Boss Sparks Controversy with Inflated Food Prices from Cook
A Nigerian employer stirred up a storm on social media by sharing a photo of the food list and prices presented by his cook for a week’s worth of meals.
The revelation shed light on the alarming cost of food items, prompting discussions about food inflation.
Cook’s Price List:
The cook submitted a bill for the week’s supply of stew and vegetable soup, listing exorbitant prices for various ingredients.
Notable mentions included N7,000 per kilogram of turkey, N6,000 for chicken, fish, and cow leg, N2,000 for ponmo (cow skin), and a cumulative total of N40,500 for all the listed items.
Expressing his dismay, the employer took to social media, emphasizing the contrast between food inflation in Lagos and the national average.
He called attention to the issue, directing focus towards the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and its inflation targeting strategies.
Online observers, however, contested the legitimacy of the prices, suggesting they were highly inflated.
This skepticism led to a surprising turn of events as the cook adjusted the prices in response to the Twitter backlash and scrutiny.
Following the online uproar, the employer, Rotus Oddiri, shared an update with his followers.
He revealed that, after engaging in a discussion with the cook prompted by Twitter comments, prices for chicken, turkey, and fish mysteriously decreased.
Additionally, the omission of cow leg from the list was explained as the seller’s absence on Sundays in the area.
This incident not only highlights the economic challenges faced by individuals dealing with the escalating costs of basic necessities but also underscores the power of social media in holding individuals and institutions accountable.
The subsequent adjustments to the prices hint at the potential influence of public scrutiny in addressing issues of inflation and affordability.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn