Val’s Day: Boutiques in Makurdi witness high patronage ahead of celebration



Boutique owners in Makurdi, Benue have expressed delight with the high patronage on red outfits ahead of St Valentine’s day celebration.

A cross section of the boutique owners told the Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Makurdi that they had already exhausted their stocks.

Mrs. Funmilayo Kayode, whose shop is located at High level area of Makurdi, said she ordered red gowns and tops worth over N500,000 but has already sold all.

She said some of her customers were young people who came in with their girlfriends to shop for them.

” Some of these young people, come in here with their fiancées to pick some red attires for them,” she said.

Funmilayo also said she had other gift items for the occasion like wrist watches, perfumes and assorted jewelries that were selling well.

According to her, some of the gift items are sold between N12,000 and N15,000.

” For male gift packs such as belts, perfumes and bottles of wine are sold at the cost of N15,000 and N20,000.”

She admitted selling half of such stocks to the customers.

On her part, Mrs. Grace Tyor also a boutique owner, said ” so far I have sold quiet a number of red gowns and T-shirts and am still selling.”

She said the month of February ” is a time where people give out gifts to their loved ones and the less privileged and by so doing, they buy clothes or jewelry to celebrate them”.

Grace said her gowns were sold for N4000 and N6000 depending on style and elegance while a male red T-shirt went for N2,000 and N4,000, also depending on design.

NAN reports that recreational parks in Makurdi have put up banners to celebrate the day with performances and shows to bring lovers together.

At the City Bay Park in Makurdi, the management said they were organizing a show where lovers would compete for a grand prize of N50,000 and various other prizes.

The Manager of City Bay Park, Mr. James Iyorden, said the show was organized to celebrate the season of Valentine and “to let people know what love is all about”.

James said other side attractions would include performances from various artistes in Makurdi as well as dance competition by couples.

Edited By: Philip Dzeremo and Isaac Ukpoju

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