Television repairers in Enugu are currently experiencing increased patronage as residents troop out to repair their appliances before the commencement of the 2018 World Cup on Thursday.
A Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the development within Enugu metropolis, observed that television sets repairers’ now close late because of the development.
Most of the technicians are currently using generators to meet-up and reduce the backlog of unrepaired television boxes less than 48 hours to the kick-off of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
A television repairer on 39 Edinburg Road in Uwani, Sam Okoro, told NAN that there had been a remarkable increase from clients who want their television boxes repaired as soon as possible.
Okoro said that he had to move his electricity generator from home to his shop, saying that business and profit had improved in the past two weeks.
“For barely one month now, I and my two apprentices have been going home late at about 10 p.m. daily.
“While at the same time we have been getting knocks from some of our impatient customers, who said that we have been delaying the repair of their television sets,’’ he said.
Another on Ama Street by Osumenyi Junction in Achara Layout, Ikem Obi, said that he now slept in his shop just to make sure his customers were satisfied.
Obi, however, noted that it was easier to repair the plasma television sets as their spare parts could be easily sourced in the market unlike the tubed television sets.
“I take home nothing less than N12, 000 each day for over a week now, especially as I concentrate on repairing plasma televisions.
“However, I am having headache with customers, who have tubed television sets.
“As I have searched the entire Enugu markets for the i-c for some of their television sets and I don’t have the time to go to Onitsha Electronic Market to buy them,’’ he said.
Obinna Ejikeme, the Manager of Obironic Shop in New Haven, said that business had been good, adding that “presently we only accept and repair plasma television sets only’’.
Ejikeme noted that the World Cup had provided the opportunity for some people to also come and fix minor faults like speaker and colour selection faults in their television sets.
“Business is good as most of our customers involved in viewing centre businesses have brought five or four television sets for repair at the same time, which I know is because of the World Cup.
“We deliver as fast as possible as we use modern fault detecting devices to locate the faults and effect repairs as fast as possible,’’ he said.
NAN reports that Nigeria’s Super Eagles and 31 other countries will trade tackles from June 14 to July 15 in the foremost football fiesta in the world.
Nigeria are in Group D alongside the Albiceleste of Argentina, Iceland’s Strákarnir Okkar (Our Boys) and Vatreni of Croatia.
The event will feature 64 matches, all of which will be televised by various Pay Television Networks in the country. (NAN)