Nigerian stew is a type of soup consisting of peppers, tomatoes, scotch bonnet peppers (atarodo), cayenne peppers (sombo), bell peppers (tatase), and animal proteins such as red meat (e.g., beef and goat meat) and white meat (chicken and turkey). Pricepally’s report reveals the price of stew ingredients in Lagos and Abuja in 2022 and 2023. The entire report shows just how much the price of stew and the food items used in making them has changed from 2022 to 2023. In 2023, you need at least 26% of the minimum wage to prepare beef stew in Lagos, while you need 24% of the minimum wage to cook beef stew in Abuja.” In a period where a significant portion of people across the globe are experiencing food shortages, this development has become a thorn in the side of Nigerians who consider this condiment a staple sauce.
SOURCE: BUSINESS INSIDER