Businesses resume in Maiduguri after governorship election

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Business activities have resumed fully in Maiduguri metropolis, capital of Borno state, North-East Nigeria after the Saturday’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.

A correspondent who went round the metropolis reports that businesses, eateries and shops which closed on Saturday for the election, opened for normal activities.
Motorists and commercial tricycle operators ply roads after the lifting of restriction of vehicular movement on Saturday.

Business activities resumed fully as traders opened their shops amid high patronage of customers.

A cross section of the traders who spoke to source expressed hope of good market in view of the high patronage:
Alhaji Ahmed Baba, a boutique owner, said that he anticipated good sales due to appreciable patronage by the customers.
Baba noted that the peaceful conduct of the election enabled them resume their business without challenges.

Also Mrs Amina Yahaya, a salon operator, expressed optimism of high patronage, adding that most of the customers visit the salon on Sundays.

Mrs Hauwa Bukar, a house wife, said that she went to the market to buy vegetables and ingredients to prepare food for her family.
Bukar also expressed joy over the peaceful conduct of the election, noting that the peaceful atmosphere enabled her to vote for candidates of her choice in the election.

People were seen in groups at various tea joints and other locations discussing the anticipated final election result.

Meanwhile, collation of results in the governorship and House of Assembly election was in progress at many centres across the metropolis.

Amaka E. Nliam