Nigeria crisis – level 1

21-09-2023 07:00

In Nigeria, prices go up a lot in August. Every year, the country looks at how much things cost. This is called inflation. And this time, it is really high at 25.8%. It is the highest number in 18 years.

President Bola Tinubu does some things in May which make prices go up. He stops giving extra money to people and companies for petrol. He changes the way how money works between countries. This means that food and transport cost more now. And people are very upset. This is the eighth month in a row that prices go up. The number is the highest since 2005.

Experts say that this happens because the money in Nigeria is more expensive. Some things, like fuel and food, cost more. The central bank is going to decide what to do with money on 26 September.

Difficult words: transport (moving things and people from one place to another), upset (unhappy), row (a line of things).

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What measures has President Bola Tinubu taken to reduce the current high inflation rate in Nigeria?


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