Master's Degree Holder Becomes a Scavenger, Reveals why He Prefers to Pick Scrap
- A young man with a master's degree said he opted for a scavenging job because he didn't want to be idle
- According to Yazid Surajo, he took the decision after searching for a white-collar job but all to no avail
- Yazid said he sold his plot of land to fund his master's degree programme at Bayero University, Kano
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Yazid Surajo, a young Nigerian man with a master's degree, has said he prefers his scavenging work to staying idle.
The young man has tried to get a white-collar job but all to no avail and he decided to engage in a menial job to survive.
Speaking with Daily Trust, Yazid said he applied for Nigerian Army, Navy, and Air force but none of them was successful.
In his words:
"I also applied for Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Nigerian Immigration Service, Customs Service, Fire Service, Correctional Service, Nigerian Police, and the recent one that I applied was National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA which they called me for an aptitude test and up till date, I have neither received a message nor heard about anything about the test."
He said he gave his scavenging work more attention when he realised that getting a job in Nigeria was difficult.
Yazid studied history at the Umar Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, and obtained his master's degree from Bayero University, Kano.
The young man called on the youths to start their own business with the little they have at their disposal.
In other news, Mofe Etenabe is a Nigerian shoemaker who has carved a niche for herself in the male-dominated field. The young lady and her husband own a shoe brand and work together as a team.
According to Mofe, she met her husband at a leather factory when she just got into the shoemaking business.
Speaking with Legit TV, the graduate of microbiology said she is proud to call herself a shoemaker, adding that people in the field should not be ashamed to identify as such.
According to the young lady, she started making bags before delving into shoemaking. She said most of their sales are from abroad.
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