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Bodija Market Nigeria

Smith Olaoluwa

Category

Paintings
Places & Travel

Size

49.6W X 83.4H X 2.0D inches

USD 8500

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Description

Bodija Market is a popular open-air market located in Bodija, Ibadan North, Oyo State, South Western Nigeria The market was originally a fighting arena, which is reflected in its name.[2] The market was established in October 1987. Its establishment came as a result of growth and overcrowding at the Orita Merin foodstuff market in Ibadan. The Oyo State government under the military administration of Tunji Olurin then relocated many food stuff traders from Orita Merin to the new Bodija market in 1987. Along with the produce traders, cattle sellers from Sango, Ibadan were also relocated to the market. The location of the market is close to the Oyo-Ogbomoso-Ilorin interstate road network. This allows produce farmers from Northern Nigeria and from Northern Oyo state easier access to transport their produce to the market. Also, a timber market exist in close proximity to Bodija. The design of the market is such that each produce such as pepper, beans, potatoes, rice and yam has its own rows of stalls.[3] The market is a mixture of open space trading and concrete and wooden stalls. A lot of wholesalers gravitate towards ownership of the concrete stalls while retailers own most of the open space kiosks and trading locations.

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