Oyindamola Shobowale ,Ruth Isoje, Babalola Bola
Traders including ram sellers in Abeokuta , Ogun State capital have lamented over low sales as Ileya festival approaches in just five days time ,blaming government for refusing to make fund available for them, to improve their lives out of the current economic recession.
Platform Times gathered that the traders in Kuto market are experiencing low sales at their various trading stores.
Speaking with our correspondents, many traders who spoke complained on poor market activities ,saying, there is no sign of the festival.
According to a ram seller ,mr Oyekunle Olaniyi ‘people don’t feed now ,based on their income,it only takes the grace of God, and what is happening in Nigeria now is caused by government because civil servants are not getting their remuneration as at when due, meanwhile civil servants are our major customers’
Mrs Fasasi who is also a trader in the market also added that consideration from government is not circulating down to local level.
Traders however urged government to assist by paying workers their salaries as at when due, and also make fund available to nooks and crannies to ensure good living.