Barely eight days to Christmas, dealers in second hand clothes and shoes in Jos have started making brisk business in sales.
A survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the various second hand clothes and shoes markets in the Jos metropolis revealed that the traders had been started recording higher patronage.
NAN reports that many women were now buying second hand clothes and shoes for their children and wards.
Some of the markets visited included Terminus, Miango Jnction and Katako that are known for various grades of second hand clothes and shoes.
Mr Ifeanyi Okoro, a dealer at Terminus Market, told NAN that he first noticed the increase in patronage in the first week of December.
“The high demand for the items I sell has made the business very lucrative since the first week of December.
“In fact, customers plead with me to call them whenever I want to open new bales of clothes so that they will be the first to pick the best,” he said.
Mr Evans Madubuike, a dealer at Miango Junction, said that he started enjoying a boom in sales towards the end of November.
“In the previous months when I travelled, I bought just one bale of shoes and bags for sale due to low demands, but things have changed since the first week of December.
“When I travelled in the first week in December, I got three bales of shoes and bags which I have almost exhausted,” he said.
Mr Tanko Bello, a dealer in Katako Market, said that he was recording higher turnover in the sale of second hand shirts and trousers lately due to the new season.
Mrs Josephine Chollom, a mother and civil servant at the Terminus Market, told NAN that she was buying second hand clothes because they were more durable than new ones. (NAN)