Lagos State, through the Lagos Chamber of Commerce, has declared November 10, 2017, Black Friday.
Black Friday is the day after the United States holiday of Thanksgiving, regarded as the first day of the Christmas shopping season, on which retailers make many special offers.
According to the Trade Promotions Board, the chamber considered it strategic to declare the date because visitors from all over Nigeria would converge on the Tafawa Balewa Square to transact business.
"The information about Black Friday is already out through our information channels, which include the LITF Newsletter, social media platforms and media partners.
"This is being done with the overall objective of encouraging discount sales on Friday, November 10, and possibly on Saturday 11th and Sunday, 12th November, 2017," the agency said.