Dealers in fairly used shoes and clothes in Jos and its environs are currently smiling to the bank as they are enjoying high patronage due to the yuletide season.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who went around the various markets in Jos and its environs on Thursday reported that the items were in high demand.
Dealers have been recording huge profits from the influx of buyers in the various markets in the metropolis since the beginning of December.
Mr Godwin Okechukwu, a dealer in children’s fairly used wears in Kabon Market, told NAN that the surge for the item commenced in the last week of November.
“The high demand for the items I sell has made me to record high sales, also making the business very lucrative since last week of November.
“In fact, costumers pleaded with me to call them whenever I want to open new bail of clothes so they can be the first to pick the very best,” he said.
Mrs Mary Madu, also a dealer in both adult and children clothes and shoes at Maiango Junction, said that she began to enjoy high patronage from costumers from the second week of November.
“Since the second week in November, the patronage has doubled; prior to this period I open one bail of clothes in two weeks but now I open two bails of shoes daily,” Madu explained.
Mr James Destiny, one of the customers at Kabon Market, said with the Yuletide fast approaching, it had become imperative for him to pick fairly used clothes for his children as he could not afford the new clothes because they were very expensive.
He further disclosed that fairly used cloths were durable and unique, unlike most clothes in the market that were being mass produced.
Similarly, Mrs Helen Bature, a mother and a civil servant, said the shoes were usually more durable and cheaper than the new ones in the market.