I See Myself Cleaning it in my Dream; 18-Year-Old Girl who Washes Tankers to Save Money for School

I See Myself Cleaning it in my Dream; 18-Year-Old Girl who Washes Tankers to Save Money for School

  • 18-year-old Chinyere Isaac has got so used to washing tankers for a living that when she goes to bed, it occupies her dreams
  • The girl who washes tankers near Umuojima Junction, Temple Polytechnic road, Aba inside Abia state said she has been doing it for the past 3 years
  • Chinyere said she ventured into the menial occupation to save money for school as her parents are not financially buoyant

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In order to fulfill her dream of going to school, an 18-year-old Nigerian girl, Chinyere Isaac resorted to washing tankers for a living.

The young girl became an internet sensation some months ago after a video capturing her washing a tanker all by herself emerged on social media.

18-year-old Nigerian girl who washes tankers says she is doing it to save up money for school
Her parents are not financially buoyant Photo Credit: Screengrabs from video shared by BBC News Pidgin
Source: UGC

She started at the age of 16

The industrious girl said in an interview with BBC News Pidgin that she had actually begun washing tankers at the age of 16.

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Chinyere said she had to take that decision at an early stage as her parents weren't financially stable to sponsor her education.

The young girl however stated that she would acquire a skill with money saved if it is not enough for her education.

Her family is homeless

At the moment, her family has more to worry about apart from not being able to send her to school.

Chinyere expressed worry that her family is homeless and currently resides in an abandoned petrol station as they were issued a quit notice in their former residence.

In spite of the toughness of the job, Chinyere said she is not ashamed of her hustle.

She admitted how friends would mock her and stated that people should understand that not all fingers are equal.

She sees herself washing tankers in the dream

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Chinyere revealed that before she began working as a tanker washer, she had first sought permission from her parents.

After getting the nod, she learnt to do the job from her elder brother who also makes living washing tankers.

The school hopeful said she is so into washing tankers that sometimes, it happens in her dream.

Many react

Belo Rahmat said:

"Wetin you go do be say you should continue to pray to Almighty God for his love, guidance, direction and protection on you, your siblings, your work , your dreams and aspirations my princess.
"I most confess young lady I love you."

Blossom Love stated:

"I pray for you may you not labour in vain ijn I was once like this painting houses and stores but today god HV rewrite my story,, stay strong dear and don't give up, surely it will end in praise ijn."

Kesha Kena wrote:

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"My Dear , instead of selling your body for money , you choose to do this odd job . I tell you most solemnly you will be great in the near future. What awaits you Infront is bigger than you can imagine so this is a taste of your insurance. God bless you my dear."

Jay Darling Ogbeide remarked:

"I am proud of you my love There's no shame in doing honest work I pray God gives you all of your heart desires soonest. nwanyi Ike."

Female undergraduate who works as a mechanic

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported about a female student who made a living as a mechanic.

The political science student named Onyinyechi of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan is elated with the fact that she is the only female mechanic in her locality.

In an interview with BBC News Pidgin, Onyinyechi said she had a car in 2016 and recalled how mechanics would always try to take advantage of her little knowledge about car problems to the point of talking her into selling it off.

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The undergraduate then took it upon herself to acquire the skill and began to make it a means of livelihood.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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