- A Nigerian graduate on Twitter has narrated how the Igbo apprenticeship system saved his family
- The young man recounted how he was able to fund the university education of his two sisters when he started his business
- The successful electronic appliances merchant also shared photos of his fully stocked shop
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A Nigerian man on Twitter identified as Plato has inspired members of the internet community after sharing his story and highlighting how the Igbo economic service (Igba boi) shaped him into a successful person.
According to Plato, he was sent off for apprenticeship after he completed secondary education. Plato said during his time with his boss, he was assigned so many responsibilities within the space of a year just because he was the only apprentice with some form of education.
Plato said he was comfortable enough to afford to bear the expenses for the university education of his two sisters when he started running his own business.
However, when his mother insisted that she wanted a male graduate, he returned to the university and bagged a degree in political science and public administration.
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Plato, however, confessed that if he hadn’t taken up the apprenticeship with his Igbo boss, his family may have remained in abject poverty.
Concluding his narration, he shared photos of his fully packed electronic appliances store.
See his tweets below:
Reacting, several followers were seen attesting to the fact that the Igbo apprenticeship system has a way of shaping young men and making them successful. Read mixed reactions from followers below:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously gathered the report of a Swiss blogger identified on Twitter as Nwanyi Ocha who is married to a Nigerian man from the eastern region.
The lady shared that adjusting to the life of a typical Igbo wife has been a beautiful journey. She took to the Twitter platform to reveal how her eating habits changed when she got married to her husband. She shared a picture of a chicken bone before and after she began eating like a Nigerian.
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