Due to the extreme heat in Kano’s urban region during the ongoing Ramadan fasting, ice block vendors are doing good business.
According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), each ice block might cost anywhere from N150 to N500, depending on its size and location.
Since the beginning of the fasting, the weather forecast in Kano has ranged between 40°C to 43°C (Celsius) and higher during the day.
To keep the ice blocks from melting too quickly, the traders wrap them in bags or large containers.
The vendors, who are mostly young men and women, usually start selling at 4 p.m. every day along the city’s various roadsides.
A vendor stated that during the summer, she gets a lot of business.
She went on to say that during Ramadan fasting, especially when the weather is hot, they make more money from the business.
According to NAN, the present power loss is due to a system failure at the National Grid, according to the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO).
Customers were apologised to by Ms Hauwa Shuaibu, who signed the statement on behalf of the company’s Head of Cooperate Communications.
She promised them that as soon as the situation changed, they would have better access to electricity.