Report has it that ram markets which had sprung up in Lagos in Lagos over the years seem to be ghost outlets now with just sellers hanging around with their rams. Some of these markets have since gone extinct. The few existing ones had rams with prices ranging from N80,000 to N200,000 while cows were on offer between N500,000 to one million naira.
A visit to the popular Kara market, located along the Lagos- Ibadan expressway showed sellers hanging out in groups discussing low patronage and the way forward. Many have predicted that customers would likely show up a day or two before sallah as it is believed ram prices drop at the last minute.
Back in March when the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria went on a strike which caused a rise in the prices of animals in Lagos and other Southwestern states., experts had warned that the ripple effect might last all year long. The strike which was in protest against the killings and destruction of property of Northerners during #EndSARS protests and Shasa market crisis in Oyo State lasted over a week. The group had demanded N4.7billion naira as compensation.