By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
Some Traders at Oja Oba, Sagamu Ogun state, had their shops locked up today due to the high cost of living. When asked about the reason for the closure, the traders stated that the high cost of living has made it difficult for them to purchase their usual produce, as prices have tripled in recent weeks.
According to the traders, the high cost of living has made it difficult for them to make a profit from their businesses. Many of them are struggling to pay rent and other expenses, and some have been forced to close their shops permanently. The traders are calling on the government to take action to address the rising cost of living, which they say is making it impossible for them to make ends meet.
The closure of the shops has had a significant impact on the local economy, as many residents rely on the market for their daily needs. Some residents expressed concern about the impact of the closure on their ability to purchase food and other essentials. The traders are urging the government to take immediate action to address the rising cost of living, which they say is having a devastating effect on their livelihoods.
The closure of the shops is a stark reminder of the challenges facing small business owners in Nigeria. With rising costs and economic uncertainty, many traders are struggling to stay afloat. The government must take action to address these challenges and provide support to small business owners, who are the backbone of the local economy.