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Business activities low in Lagos

03 April 2013, 07:24

Lagos - Business activities were still very low in some parts of Lagos on Tuesday after the resumption from Easter celebration, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

A NAN correspondent's visit to Marina, Broad Street, Apongbon, CMS and Mushin areas of Lagos showed that many shops had yet to open for business transactions.        

NAN also reports that most shops in the areas were still under lock and key while traffic was still very light in some of the areas visited.

A staff First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Marina Branch, who pleaded anonymity, observed that customers’ turnout was very low.

"Actually, it is normal for customers to be few because majority of them had travelled out of Lagos," he said.

Also commenting, Mr Bisi Obileye, a businessman at Marina, said that thie development was due s was due to the fact that many residents that travelled homes during the holidays for Easter festival had yet to return to Lagos.

"Business activities are expected to remain this way until people are back from their respective journeys," he said.

Obileye also said that the turnout of customers had not been encouraging.

Also reacting, Mr Taiwo Fatokun, the Branch Manager, Sweet Sensation, Ladipo Street, Mushin, said that sales had been low because many residents travelled to their home towns for the Easter.

"We are prepared for a situation like this, because the first day after long holidays is always like this," he said.

Fatokun said that sales would return to normal by Thursday when business activities would have picked up fully.

Mrs Yomi Awoyemi, a businesswoman at Mushin, said that activities had been low.

"Sales are very low now because most of our customers had travelled to their villages to celebrate the Easter," she said.

Also speaking, Mr John Udoh,  the Branch Manager, AP Filling Station, Marina, also observed that the turnout of customers was still very low and he expressed the hope that with time, it would improve.

Udoh said that the long Easter holidays was responsible for the low turnout of customers at the filling stations.


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