As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, food sellers in Tanke community lamented the low patronage compared to the start of the month of Ramadan.
Speaking with Royal times correspondent Oluwadamilola Ayanwale, a food seller at Oke-Odo market, Aanuoluwapo Babatunde said that sales have reduced drastically.
She added that there are no sales during the day but few customers come in at nightfall to get something to break their fast when they get home.
“There’s no sales at broad day lights in the morning afternoon there’s no sales but during the evening towards the evening time their sales for some of them want to go home and break their fast they want to get one or two things so evening the sales will start picking let say precise five to six.”
“The sales will start picking up in the evening as some of them will buy stuffs to go and cook at home . Some of them will get snacks, fruit. So most times If I stay till evening I used to make much sales.”
However, Oyedele Bolanle, a trader at Oke Odo market said when Ramadan started, sales were still moving as normal but as time went on, it reduced as people cannot buy anything to eat during the day.
“When the Ramadan started it was still moving as normal but you know as time goes on during the day people cannot actually buy anything because they can’t really munch on anything so but in the evening some usually still come out.”
“As the Ramadan extended, they can’t really come out some people get tired after class and you just get home cook what do will eat and they just relax after the fasting. The market was okay but when the Ramadan started the sales reduced.”
However, several market sellers expressed hope that once Ramadan is over, the sales will return to the previous rates.