Stranded holiday-makers in Asaba, the Delta State capital, are hawking their valuables to fund their return trips.
Ogechuckwu Chiazor, a factory worker in one of the manufacturing industries in Lagos, said she auctioned her BlackBerry handset to fund her return to Lagos.
“When I arrived in Asaba for the Yuletide, I kept N2, 000 aside from the money I had planned to spend for friends and acquaintances. The shock I got from the subsidy removal three days ago forced me to sell the handset I bought at N38, 000 at a give-away price of N6, 000 to meet the challenge posed by the removal,” she said.
Okechuckwu Nnamdi claimed that he sold his Dell Laptop below its cost price to find his way back to Abuja where he works as a driver to a politician.
It was gathered that BlackBerry handsets are being auctioned as low as between N4,000 and N8,000 depending on its age while Laptops go for N15,000 – N20,000, depending on the bargaining power of the potential buyer.
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Stranded holiday makers sell valuables in Delta