Traders Dealing on winter clothes are smiling to the bank in Jos Plateau state capital as since last week as the cold weather bites harder.
We gathered that sellers of jackets, sweaters, hats, scarves, sucks and gloves across the state capital are witnessing huge market as resident’s troop into major selling points on daily basis to patronize the clothes to warm themselves.
Our correspondent who went shopping for warm clothes reports that the Laranto and Terminus markets where second-hand clothes are sold in large quantity witnessed both wholesalers and retailers enjoying the cold season from the increase in their sales.
One of the dealers in second hand clothing’s Alhaji Idris Mai yaro confided in our correspondent in Hausa language that the business of winter clothes at every Harmattan seasons is booming in Jos due to the low in temperature that makes the City and its environs the coldest in the country for centuries. At the Terminus market, retailers from Ahmadu Bello Way down to First Bank and Murtala Muhammed Way were seen displaying different clothing bales – jackets, sweaters, gloves and hats for customers to make their choices.
chairman of second-hand clothes sellers at Terminus market Dauda Muhammad Ibrahim, said at every cold season, customers will always shift from buying other categories of clothes to winter clothes to keep themselves warm. He said no more buying clothes just for fashion if not the cold will kill you.
Madam Asabe Joseph another seller of winter clothing’s also told our correspondent that “Though the demand for winter clothes is high, the price has not changed much compared to when the demand was low. We don’t increase the price. Apart from jackets and other winter clothes, all other heavy clothes that warm the body are also patronized.” She said there is no money and if you increase price because people are buying then we would become wicked, people have to buy to stay warm, so increasing the price for people will be wicked’’ she said smiling.
One of the buyers identified herself as Abigail said I am new in Jos. I came to study but honestly I have never witnessed or seen this kind of cold. My sweaters are not just ok to keep me warm, that’s why I was advised to come and buy winter jackets, even the Europeans are all covered up, so I came to do same.