Hawkers make brisk business ahead of Lagos City Marathon


With less than 48 hours to the Access Lagos City Marathon, hawkers make brisk business in front of the Teslim Balogun Stadium office and starting point for the race.
The 42km race is scheduled for Feb. 6 by 7 a. m.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that soft drinks hawkers and snacks vendors were seen displaying their wares for athletes and enthusiasts visiting the stadium to buy.
Some of them told NAN on Thursday that they used the opportunity to sell their items and make extra money.
They said that they had made more gain because of the large number of people coming to the place in the last two days.
Risikat Kola, a soft drink hawker, said when she heard that the marathon’s office was at the stadium, she knew she would make more sales.
“I was selling at Barracks bus stop but when I heard that people are trooping to Teslim Balogun Stadium, I knew it was a great opportunity for me to sell.
“I have made more money selling my drinks here in the last two days unlike when I was at Barracks bus stop,” she said.
Another seller, Bisi Olowokere, said she was excited selling her goods, adding that she had gained more than while hawking.
“I am happy that I am selling here; the people coming into the stadium have bought a lot from me. I have been here since Tuesday,” she said.
Ganiyu Salman who hawks snacks said he used the opportunity to make brisk business, adding that such did not happen every day. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper