Nigeria is West Africa’s largest market with great potential to be a main driver of regional integration considering its population. Nigeria now has the largest economy in Africa and a great potential for its services and manufacturing sectors.
There are alot of reasons why people naturally go to different markets. In Nigeria, there are so many markets that attract a huge number of people , where you can virtually buy anything at relatively good prices as well as get quality items. Naturally, people go to various markets for different reasons and in Nigeria, there are a number of markets that attract a large number of people for various reasons. Like in Lagos for instance,there are many big markets where people can buy their goods at relatively good prices as well as get quality items.
We have listed some markets that you can visit in Nigeria that are big and designed to make shopping easy and affordable for you.
- Alaba International Market, Lagos State
If there is one market that would be ringing in your ears when you are in Lagos is Alaba International market. This is the home to the biggest electronic products in the country. There is hardly an electronic device that you would miss here.
- Idumota Market, Lagos State
Idumota Market is one of the oldest markets in Lagos state. From 6.am till 5 pm, there is always activities that seem unending in the market. It is sort of Nollywood market place because most movie distributors and dealers are based here.
- Mile 12 market
This market is generally known as the hot-bed and most cost effective marketplace for farm produce and food stuffs. Yaba jointly referred to as Tejuosho Market had really been transformed into an ultra-modern market. With large scale reconstruction, this once-dirty market now wears a new and trendy look.
- Computer village
Just as the name implies is a big market that deals primarily on the purchase and sale of computer wares. Business here includes bulk sales as well as retails in both softwares and hardwares of PCs, mobile phones and their accessories.
Known for its rowdiness and giant size is Nigeria’s second largest market. Prices of commodities in this market are also relatively cheap.
- Onyingbo (White sand)
This market located in the mainland Yaba axis along with its sister market at Iddo. It is a transit purpose between Lagos and a range of Northern states, although not as low cost as Ketu Market, oyingbo market has a variety of affordable commodities mainly foodstuff and livestock.
- Alade Market, Ikeja
This market is an upscale market unlike other markets mentioned here, Alade market is a home for everything glamorous and trendy. It is not an all comers’ district. It is presumed to be exclusively for just the “Haves’’
- Onitsha Market, Anambra State
This is one of the largest markets in West Africa. You are assured that you are getting any kind of product you need at an affordable rate. People from different parts of the country would always visit this market for their business transactions.
- Ariaria international Market, Aba, Abia State
It is called the China of Africa. This is where you would see a lot of replicas of a lot of products ranging from fashion to home items, that are mostly seen in every market in Nigeria and Africa, it is one market that may get you missing because of its large land mass.
- The Kurmi Market, Kano State
Kano has one of the biggest market in Nigeria called the Kurmi Market, founded by Muhammad Rumfa, a King of Kano, in the 15th century. The market has also lent its name to a football team.
- The Oja-Oba/Orita Merin Market, Ibadan, Oyo State
This market is also called The King’s Market and it is one of the biggest foodstuffs markets in the ancient city of Ibadan.
- Jos Main Market, Plateau State
Jos main market is known as the largest indoor market in the whole of West Africa. Beautifully arranged and designed to give you what you want to buy without walking aimlessly for a long time.
- Ogbete Main Market, Enugu State
You would love to visit this Coal city market that has become the home to ladies who would want to save a lot of money when buying things for their family. It is the biggest market in Enugu.
- New market, Aba, Abia State
Apart from Ariaria international Market, New Market is another big market that would always attract thousands of sellers and buyers every day including Sundays.
- Bodija Market
This is a very popular market in Ibadan and offers you a lot of things at a very affordable rate.
- Four Major outlets for latest fabrics
When you think of fashion and trendy fabrics, the various Lagos Island textile markets are there to offer costumers everything from fabrics to accessories all year round. Balogun, Dosumu, Breadfruit and Kosoko Markets all located on Lagos Island are the homes and major outlets where you can get genuine and quality types of fabrics ranging from Lace materials, Jacquard, Voile and Guinea brocade. Voile lace, Swiss lace, French lace, Polished lace are sold in large volumes.
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