There has been an outcry of declining sales revenue among business men and women across the federation. This is coming in as one of the side effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept across the globe in recent times.
The federal government had begun a gradual process of reopening the economy and partially lifting the lockdown restrictions that has kept the populace indoors for the past two months.
As businesses gradually began to come alive again, it would be expected that the businessmen and women would hive a sigh of relief since they could start earning income again.
The case is however not so among the income earners as many of them decry a very low turnout at the end of each day’s business activity.
Mr. Idodo Osakwu, a trader at the popular Ikpobahill market in Benin city, Edo state while speaking with Celevids News thanked the federal and state government for partially relaxing the lockdown but however lamented very low sales at the end of each day. He called on the government to do all it can to support citizens economically so they can in turn have the well-with-all to carry out purchases of goods and commodities from them at the market.
Madam Osawe, a meat seller in the same market also complaining about low sales prayed that God will help citizens get back to their normal lives again so she could enjoy good patronage like she used to.