Findings by the Nation Shopping confirms that indeed Ikeoluwa perishable food market situated at Owode Onirin- Mile 12 and Alumutu Market, Idi Oro- Mushin are two markets mainly for cheap heap of plantain, ripe and unripe.
For instance, at Ikeoluwa market, more than12 bunches are sold for N10, 000, N15, 000 and N20, 000 depending on their sizes, those arranged in bags are between N2, 500 and N 3,000.
It is the same at Idi Oro market where a heap of plantain sells for N9, 500, N 12,000, N15, 000 and N20, 000 while those in bags for N3, 500, N4, 000.
Idi Oro market takes care of Mushin, Yaba, Oshodi, Daleko, Ojuelegba and its environ, while Ikeoluwa market serve people in Ikorodu, Ketu, Ikeja, Magodo/Shangisha, Ojota, Ojodu/Berger up to Sango and Agbado-Ijaiye axis.
However,The Nation Shopping observed that Idi Oro market has more patronage compare to Ikeoluwa as some regular traders to Idi Oro say they cannot cope with the distance to the other markets from their homes.
Aside the main trade, plantain, other items like yam, Koko yam, pepper, plastics, bags of Garri, bags for packaging and cherry fruits, are sold in bulk.