Despite the clampdown on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and things related to Biafra, products listed as “Made In Biafra” have gradually started to flood the markets of the South-East and South-South.
A visit and survey by Daily Time TV’s correspondence in major markets in the regions further shed light on the new development as shoe markers and others voice their take on the trend.
In Ariaria Market Aba, the business hub of eastern Nigeria, shoe makers are “making people proud of their identity,” said a trader Mrs. Uju Ekeke.
“If you look around, they are producing shoes and other written things branded made in Biafra, and we are very happy about that,” she said.
A 28-year-old shoemaker who simply identified himself as Ikukuanafuanyi, said: “People buy more from us once they see it’s written made in Biafra, and we are very happy about it.”
Others, who also spoke to Daily Time TV, said they expected more from the “welcomed development”
Traders in Onitsha and Rivers were also not left out of the trend.