A Nigerian graduate who lost his job as a system analyst has become a cobbler making shoes to sell for a living.
The man who was identified simply by his business name Kadinalshoes is a computer science graduate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
In a post the shoemaker shared on his Facebook page, he expressed that he decided to share his story to inspire people.
Kadinalshoes explained that he got a job as a system analyst at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture in 2015 and lost this year after over eight hundred staff was relived of work.
He explained that thanks to his mother he had several opportunities to learn entrepreneurship under different fields.
The shoemaker who recently launched his shoe-making company expressed that he was able to learn shoe-making during school holidays.
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“Despite all the challenges we never gave up.... #LearnAskill... My advice goes to both the youths and our parents, life is not all about attending the university and obtaining a degree, my life made me see the importance of "handiwork " thanks to my mom for the way she raised me... She made sure I learnt a skill during holidays, atleast the basic knowledge about the skill...... I am OKPE GIDEON EDO from APA LGA BENUE STATE.
A graduate of COMPUTER SCIENCE from a wonderful University in Nigeria, MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE UMUDIKE, ABIA STATE .. Life after school in Nigeria is not as easy as we plan, it is only in the movie that you see things moving straight.... #LearnAskill..... I will never forget how I met my boss #Ojames I actually went to buy a shoe but ended up learning how to make shoes...........oga Ojames you are the best..... #LearnAskill...... 2015 I got my appointment letter to work in MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE UMUDIKE as a SYSTEM ANALYST, June 2017 800+ staff of the university lost their job, I was affected.
I immediately started my shoe production business..... Today I sat down and had a serious thought #LearnAskill..... Let he who have ears listen..... Never give up.... This picture gave me a relief.... We are moving.”