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Harmattan: Fairly used warm clothes dealers make brisk business in Jos


JOS – Dealers in fairly used warm clothes are making brisk business in Jos as the harmattan weather hits its coldest, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
A NAN correspondent, who monitored the situation in Jos and its environs, reported that warm clothes, [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]fairly used blankets, caps and head warmers were in high demand since the beginning of this year.
The dealers have been recording huge profits from the influx of buyers in the various markets in the [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]metropolis.
A survey conducted at the various markets well known for secondhand clothing showed an influx of parents and guardians trying to get various types of warm clothing for themselves, their children and [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”8″]wards.
The survey covered markets such as Terminus, Miango Junction, Katako and Kabong, popular for various grades of used clothing and shoes.
Mr. Godswill Nnaji, who deals in secondhand children’s cardigans, head warmers and trousers in Kabong Market, told said the surge for the items commenced in the second week of the New Year.
According to him, “I restocked my shop at the end of 2014 and now my goods are almost exhausted.
“The high demand for the items I sell has made business very lucrative since the second week in January.
“As a matter of fact, customers plead with me to call them whenever I want to open new bales of clothes so that they would be the first to pick the very best,“ he said.
Mrs Amos Madu, who deals in secondhand winter jackets, hand gloves and head warmers at the Miango Junction, also said that he began to enjoy a high patronage from customers from the end of December 2014.
“But with the upsurge of the harmattan weather since the second week in January, the patronage I enjoy has doubled.
“I have enjoyed a high patronage with the onset of the Harmattan; business has been very good; in fact, I sell two bales of clothing daily,“ he said.
Mr Shehu Bello, also a dealer in secondhand ladies panty hose, turtlenecks, cardigans, trousers and blankets, said business had picked up and the demand for the items was very high.
Mr James Destiny, one of the customers seen picking jackets and head warmers for his family at Kabong Market, said the weather had made it imperative for him to get the warm clothes.
He said that the cold weather could only be likened to that of the Western world.
“This weather is very cold, so I don’t want to jeopardise my health and that of my family; that’s why I am here to get these clothes.
“You dare not use just any type of jacket for this weather; it has to be very thick,” he said.
Similarly, Mrs Peace Bature, a mother and a civil servant, said that she was in the market to purchase warm clothes for her kids as school had resumed and they needed to be well dressed and covered. (NAN)

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