13th January, 2012
Commercial activities are gradually returning to Jos metropolis, Plateau State, as the strike organised the labour entered its fourth day.
Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited some business and commercial centres, report that commercial activities had picked up with more shops displaying their wares at the central business area.
NAN reports that buyers’ turnout was still low in most of the areas visited, except the foodstuffs and vegetables dealers where the turnout was high.
The check revealed that intra-state transportation has fully resumed, while inter-state transport operators are gradually returning to business.
The Benue Links of the Benue State Government and Plateau Riders of Plateau State, which had their premises locked in the last three days, have opened their premises for normal business.
NAN reports that passengers are, however, still scanty.
Apart from banks, public institutions and petrol stations that are still shut, the NNPC mega stations have opened for business and there were long queues of desperate buyers.
A litre of petrol is being sold for N138 at NNPC mega statitions on Murtala Mohammed Way, Zarmaganda Junction and Bukuru.
Also the security situation in the city has remained stable with the people going about their businesses unmolested.