Ogbonnaya, Emeka Daniel and Udevi, Obiamaka and Uwakwe, Chidiebere Christopher (2017) POST-CIVIL WAR TRADE IN SECOND-HAND CLOTHING IN IGBOLAND. An African Journal of Arts and Humanities, 3 (3). pp. 29-41. ISSN 2488-9210

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The reliance of Nigerian masses on second-hand clothing both as a business and as a supplement for their clothing needs predate the Nigeria civil war. Government ban on the trade at the end of the civil war had a colossal effect on the Igbo who were the major dealers on second hand clothing. The Igbo feel the ban was an attempt by the Gowon led government to frustrate their attempt to revive their shattered finances and economy. Determined to conquer the odds, Igbo traders who were reluctant to pursue another line of business resorted to smuggling. This study argues that it was the federal government post-civil war ban on second-hand clothing that led to smuggling; it was smuggling that brought about the resurrection and survival of the second-hand clothing business in postcivil war Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts > Faculty of Law > Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2019 10:36
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2019 10:36

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