Nigeria-based youtuber David Nkwa recently embarked on another adventure within plateau state in Nigeria. He shared his experience visiting the Maikatako Market in Bokkos, Nigeria. The market is one of the biggest Irish potato markets in Nigeria. The market is in the Jos plateau. The YouTuber shared that around 70% of the potatoes sold around Nigeria are produced here. The YouTuber shared that the producers transport the potatoes to the border states. Meanwhile, they also provide transportation services as far as Cameroon.
Nkwa also shared some little-known facts about the market in his video. He also shared that the market is barely an open space. It requires expansion and investment by any willing investors. He also added that the market needs more storage facilities. Accordingly, a good market area can go to waste if the administration does not address these issues. The YouTuber explored the market and interacted with several traders in the area.
The officials looking after the administration of the area informed the YouTuber about their issues. Emmanuel, the ex-chairman of the Labourers Association, shared that they lack investment. He urged David to experience the market and asserted that this was one of the best markets in Plateau state. He shared that they can sell only large quantities of produce in this market. Accordingly, he shared that trade setups’ market space is very small.
David Nkwa talked to the farmers who were present at the market. He asked them about the issues and problems that they seem to face. Many farmers shared their grievances with the Youtuber, hoping the issues would get redress. The farmers shared that they need equipment and fertilizers. They shared that they buy their own fertilizers, and the government does not provide the people with subsidies or other facilities.
The Youtuber shared that the farmers also need transportation facilities. Accordingly, it is very uneconomical for them to pay for transportation. The farmers shared that they must expand the area and arrange storage facilities.