In defiance to directives on movement during elections, some petty traders, especially food vendors in Jos, found their ways to various polling units.
Leveraging the huge turnout of voters, most of them said that they made huge sales, accepting money transfers from customers.
Some of the traders who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday attributed the sales to the massive turnout of voters.
Mrs Ngozi Emeka, a shop owner who sold snacks, bottle drinks and fruits, said that she had recorded huge sales compared to her previous sales.
“Some people brought money to buy things and others transferred to my account,” said Emeka.
Angela Bot, a stick meat seller, said that she sold all her stick meat and made huge profit.
Mrs Noro Pam, a pure water seller, said that she had made thrice her usual daily sales as a result of the elections.
In another development, most polling units in Ray field in Jos South Local Government recorded large turnout of the elderly.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Saturday note that no fewer than 100 elderly people turned out to vote in the various polling units in the area.
The elderly, between 60 years and above, had a separate line and were given preferential treatment by the officials.
Some of the elderly people who spoke with NAN said they were encouraged by the treatment given to them and commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its effort.
Mrs Raginal Pwajok, 94, said that it was her civic responsibility to vote and she was delighted to vote.
Mr Tempo Danjuma, 70, also said that he came out to vote and to ensure his vote counts and to see a better Nigeria.
Mrs Phoebe Dangana, 82, said that the entire election had been peaceful and that INEC made provisions for the elderly.
Mr Yohana Ezekiel ,76, said that he was voting for his generation yet unborn as a positive change must come out from the elections.(NAN)