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Nigeria’s annual inflation surges to 26.72% in September, reveals latest report by Reuters.

Nigeria’s Inflation Rises to 26.72% in September

New Figures Reveal Alarming Increase in Inflation

Nigeria’s annual inflation rate spiked to 26.72% in September, up from 25.8% in August, according to the country’s bureau of statistics. This worrying trend has raised concerns about the struggling economy and its impact on the Nigerian people.

Food and Beverages Take the Blame

The primary culprits behind this surge in inflation are food and non-alcoholic beverages, as confirmed by the bureau. As the prices of these essential items continue to skyrocket, the financial burden on Nigerian households becomes increasingly unbearable.

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Tinubu Faces Mounting Pressure

President Bola Tinubu finds himself under mounting pressure to alleviate the economic hardships faced by the population. The recent elimination of a costly petrol subsidy, which has led to a tripling of prices, coupled with the depreciation of the national currency by over 50%, has resulted in soaring prices in Nigeria, the largest oil producer in Africa and the most populous nation on the continent.

Inflation Woes Persist

Inflation in Africa’s largest economy has been on an upward trajectory since 2016, steadily eroding incomes and savings. In response, the central bank has been forced to raise interest rates to their highest levels in nearly two decades.

It is crucial for the Nigerian government to tackle this inflation crisis head-on and implement effective measures to stabilize prices. By doing so, they can alleviate the financial strain on their citizens and foster an environment conducive to economic growth.

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