1st November, 2013
Traders in Lagos State, western Nigeria, are apprehensive that markets will be shut tomorrow for the 70th birthday celebration of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.
Some of the traders who spoke with P.M.NEWS wondered why markets should be closed again barely five days after which markets in the state were shut in honour of the newly installed Iyaloja General of Nigeria, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, and the official commemoration of the 70th birthday anniversary of Oba Akiolu.
A trader at Balogun Market, identified as Chimezie Benjamin, said it is quite worrisome that markets should be closed twice within five days.
Another trader who deals in textile materials said she is yet to make up for the loss recorded because of the closure of markets on Tuesday.
Traders at Jankara market situated on the Island are also apprehensive about the impending closure.
Although traders at the Tejuosho market are yet to be briefed about it, some of the traders are already reaching out to their regular customers to come and purchase their wares so they will not be taken by surprise if markets are shut tomorrow.
As at the time of filing this report efforts to confirm the development from the Iga Idunganran palace of the monarch proved abortive.