HAVING stock up their shops so as to meet the demands of buyers and make a good profit, Fish
Traders in Enugu are not happy with the poor sales level this festive period.
According to the traders, this year’s sale is the lowest recorded during the festive period in many years.
The chairman of the Akwata Market Fish Traders Association, Alhaji Kaka Modu Waziri, who spoke to VOA Hausa Service said, the fish traders are at a loss as there are stock up stores of fish with little or no buyers.
“This is the lowest sales recorded in many years during such festive period, we have stock but there are little or no buyers at all and this is a very big loss for us”.
“The buyers are here but they are also complaining of no money. And everything is expensive now, especially with the fuel hike. We now pay a million and six hundred thousand naira (N1,600,000) as transportation fare of a trailer load of fish from Adamawa to Enugu”.
Another trader, Yushau Mati added that, in the past, some buyers take the fish on credit and pay back after the festive period but this time, no buyer even wants to take the stock on credit.
“This is the last week of the festive sales, and as it is, we don’t even have enough sales to make transport fare back to the north. This is a serious problem for us”.