Barley 72-hours to to Eid-el Kabir hairstylists in Kano have decried low patronage a situation they claimed have affecting their economic fortunes.
Some of them, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews on Friday blamed their woes on the current economic recession.
Mrs Khadjitau Adeyemi of Shagari Quarters in Kano, told NAN that during the period in 2015 her salon was usually filled with customers.
Adeyemi explained that the economic situation in the country might be responsible for the low turnout as people were now merely battling to eat.
Another hairstylist, Malama Amina Baba, said during Eid festivities she usually employed services of other hair dressers due to the number of customers.
She expressed concern that the 2016 Eid came with a difference as customers were not forthcoming.
Amina said that though there was some still time for customers to fix their hair before Eid day.
According to her, the patronage is simply poor compared to the Eid-el Fitri two months ago.
Another hair dresser, Hajiya Hauwa Saleh,said she had been battling to make ends meet few days to the Sallah unlike in the past years.
“Looking at the situation of the country, I managed to convince my three girls to wash their hair at home and go for the local braid.
“The amount being charged at a local braiding places is double the amount the charged at salons,” she said.
She then advised people to manage their resources wisely until the economic situation in the country improves.