The havoc occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic is still ravaging the land and there has been untold economic and emotional hardship in its wake. As a result, the partial lockdown is ongoing.
Dealers at the Ikeja Computer Village have been impacted by this unfortunate situation in no small measure. As fallout of the partial easing of the shutdown, markets are allowed to open, every other second day but are only allowed to transact business up to 3 pm.
This has frustrated so many dealers that they have turned it into a wry joke for therapeutic reasons probably. As it gets close to 3 pm every second day they are opened, they start joking that that they would soon close their shops because it is getting close to the time coronavirus comes out. Ask them why they think it is a joke and they will ask you whether coronavirus comes out by 3 pm.
Despite the death toll from the virus and the infection rate in the country, so many people are still skeptical about the spread. A lot of dealers at computer village say they think it is politics. Even those that agree that the virus is spreading feel that politics has been added to it and the government is still “hyping” it for reasons known best to them.