The AFEX Commodities Index composite closed 162.2 points with a 0.00% change from the previous week. The index performance remained stable across all commodities covered by the index in the week under review. On the exchange, the lull experienced is a result of supplier prices being higher than buyer quotes. We anticipate that trades will pick up by the coming week. As a result of the call by the Federal Government to open grain reserves to feed the country\u2019s poor due to hunger effects caused by the pandemic, states will begin to buy aggressively to supplement their stock level, \u00a0and hence, we anticipate an increase in market activities. Merchant\u2019s Sentiments from Maraba Market, Kaduna State:\u00a0\u201cGinger price in the market depends on the quality and weight per bag. There is a total lockdown in Border and Kachia market with the Maraba market allowed to operate only on Wednesdays. Due to this lockdown, we have no choice but to follow farmers to their houses to buy from them\u201d.