Tarauni, a popular and biggest chicken market in Kano state has been engulfed with scarcity of chicken.
A visit to the market by BizPoint correspondent revealed that all most all the chicken selling outlets were out of stock.
Observation by our reporter had also shown that majority of the tables used for displaying and cutting the chickens were empty.
Other tables were seen with a small amount of fresh chicken on display.
According to Isma’il, the feeds was initially between N3,000 and N3,500 per bag untill it reached N8,500 last year.
However, according to Isma’il, hike in price of corn this season had also caused the increase in price of feeds up to between N10,600 and N11,500.
“The situation is terrible. As you can see our tables are empty. Have you ever come here and see our tables empty? This show you that scarcity of chickens has hit our market.
“‘Let me tell you that this scarcity is everywhere. If there is no chicken in Tarauni market, so you will not find it anywhere because this is the biggest and most popular chicken market in Kano state,” he said.