Lock-down : Alaba International market closes shop
*As market association sensitises members on COVID-19 safety measures
By Udeme Clement :
Alaba International Market, the country’s largest electronics market, located at Ojo area of Lagos state is still under lock and key, following Executive Order of the Federal Government imposing lock-down on some businesses, to prevent spread of coronavirus epidemic.
Our investigation revealed that the market known for its high standards in electronics is currently a shadow of itself, with all segments completely closed.
Speaking, Hon. Yusuf Adekola, the
Alaba international Amalgamated Traders Association, explained that since the covid-19 pandemic out break, trading activities at the market have decreased, while the marketers complained of inability to meet up with their wants.
He pointed out, “The market leaderships also did their best to educate marketers on how to stay safe.
“Most of the market heads gave out some palliatives to members, even as they ensured that marketers followed instructions of the State and Federal governments on lock down.”
Alaba International market trades in all forms of electronics, electrical, industrial and its repairs.
The market serves as a meeting ground and productive center for buyers, sellers, importers, engineers and electronics enthusiasts.
The most commonly bought electronics from this market are home appliances. Because south-eastern Nigerians deal largely in electronics, they form the dominant population of this very market.
Alaba International market is a large producer and distributor of thousands of Nollywood home video CD’s and hand set accessories.