My Experience at the Covid-19 Emergency Food Market.
So yesterday Friday 3rd April 2020, I went to the Covid-19 Emergency Food Market at the public primary school on Alaba St (Ejigbo LGA) Lagos, Nigeria.
Everyone's temperature was checked at the gate of the school and we were asked to wash our hands...
Even though some persons entered without washing their hands.
I had no clue what to expect, but I kept my thoughts open.
The "Market" had very few sellers, amongst the sellers present were Nestle and Promasidor representatives.
The Nestle stand had products that I use, so I decided to buy since their price was cheaper than the Supermarket I usually by their products from.
1Kg Golden Morn Refill was sold at 1,250 naira, Cerealac at 1,100 naira.
The Nestle stand had other products I use, but I have those at home.
The only issue I had at the Nestle stand was at the time to pay, I bought products worth 7,000 Naira + and they had no POS Machine or Transfer method.
In this era of Covid-19, when everyone is minimizing exchange of cash, that was disappointing.
Determined to buy something from the "Market" I went out to get cash, which I got from a cash withdrawal vendor, who charged me 200 Naira to withdraw 10,000 Naira.
I went back to the "Market" and bought the products I wanted from the Nestle stand.
I also visited other stands, where I bought Ribena and Malt for my kids.
I stopped at the Promasidor product stand (Makers of Cowbell, Milksi etc)
I didn't buy anything as there was no difference in price.
Milksi Refill 360g is sold in my Neighborhood Supermarket at 600Naira and Cowbell choco Refill 500g at 700Naira, and those were the prices offered to me at the Covid-19 Emergency Food Market🙄
Pepper/Tomato/Onion sellers were present.
In my opinion the tomato price was same as the normal market price.
But the Onion and Pepper were extremely affordable/cheap and Fresh.
Each portion of pepper seen above was sold for 100Naira.
I bought Pepper and Onoins and my shopping/adventure😀😀😀 was over.
I put the Items I bought on the floor of the car (except the Ribena pack which fell to the floor later on😀😀😀) and drove home.
It was a good experience buying products at the company's price.
Thanks to the Lagos State Government.
Who else went to a Covid-19 Emergency Food Market?
What was your experience?
Thanks for reading.
Xoxo- Diane Ogechi.