Mr Azubike Owoh, the leader of the Garki Market Perishable Traders Association, attributed the price increase to off-season of the commodity and cost of transportation.
A tomato seller, Mrs Joy Nnamani, at the Garki market said that the price of tomato was still relatively cheaper compared to the same period two years ago.
Meanwhile, another tomato seller at New Market, Mrs Mary Ukachukwu, said the influx of tomatoes from different communities in Enugu states into the markets had augmented the shortfall of supply from the north.
“With the help of tomato farmers in some communities in this state, there is little or no tomato scarcity this year in Enugu,’’ Ukachukwu said.
NAN survey revealed that the price of onions has also increased in the market.