Mushin Leather Market: Inside Nigeria’s untapped leather treasure
By Guardian Exclusive
26 February 2020 | 5:36 pm
Guardian TV takes a look at inside one of Nigeria's biggest leather market, Mushin. The market which started with about five people on Wey street today has expanded and grow to become an all commerce market where over 300 shops sell different leather materials.
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