ZARIA – Some tailors in Zaria, Kaduna State, have expressed concern over low patronage barely a week to Eid-el-Fitr (Sallah celebration).
The tailors expressed their worry in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria on Friday.
Malam Mohammed Kabir, a tailor at Tudun Wada market, attributed the development to paucity of funds in the hands of the public.
“This low patronage had shown that people don’t have enough money to purchase clothing materials unlike before where people troop with different materials, especially for their children.
“Remember today is the 21st day of Ramadan, but as you can see the workload on us is very low compared to last Sallah,” he said.
Malam Babangida Tela, a tailor in Zaria-city, observed that people were more concerned about what to eat on Sallah day than what to wear.
“Some of our customers said they prefer to sew clothes for their children and buy meat for the family instead of clothing all members of the family.
“It is normal that children need to wear new clothes on Eid day than others because it has become part of them while the elderly can manage with what is obtainable when economy is low,” he said.
On his part, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed, a parent, said the economy was biting harder, hence the need to adjust.
Mohammed said that Eid was a special day not only for children, but for all Muslims. (NAN)