Frustrated Nigerian lady hits Abuja street with cardboard to beg for job, stirs reactions

Frustrated Nigerian lady hits Abuja street with cardboard to beg for job, stirs reactions

- A Nigerian lady has made a desperate move and went on the street of Abuja to showcase herself to prospective employers

- With a placard that reads out her intention and qualification, a photo of the lady quickly set social media abuzz

- Many people sympathised with her condition as they wished that help comes the lady's way soon

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A Nigerian lady, Egbohaghe Victoria, has taken the bull by the horn and showed that she is not going to be giving up anytime soon.

On Tuesday, February 9, Victoria took to the street of Abuja with cardboard that reads, "Please I need a job".

On the placard, she spelt out her qualification, saying she has BSc in international relations. Underneath that is her email. Atop the cardboard is a plea that she really needs a job.

Nigerians were amazed by the bold move as they reposted her photo and made sure it went viral across many social media platforms.

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A Twitter user with the handle @Tvaninks, who shared her photos, asked people to help her if they can.

See the post below:

As at the time of writing this report, the tweet has about 15,000 likes with over 14,000 comments. compiled some of the reactions below:

@foofoong247 said:

"Why jobs nor go scarce. When we wan kill ourselves with "professional courses'."

@paulo0077 said:

"At least she's not wanting to "relax and be taken kiarof ". She got the spirit and will find a job."

@fogmistress698 said:

"This is happening in my country and city too. graduates putting on placards during traffic to attract attention of a potential employer.sites like brighter Monday don’t work and some companies don’t have online presence."
Frustrated Nigerian lady hit Abuja street with cardboard to beg for job, stirs reactions
Many Nigerians could relate with the lady's frustration as they urged the government to do better. Photos sources: @Tvaninks, Hannibal Hanschke
Source: Twitter

@Dameonyi said:

"I regret reading this course in school, someone with just an SSCE Certificate with no background knowledge of history or Intl Relations is probably balanced in the ministry of foreign affairs and receiving 180k salary. While we that read it are hustling 70k jobs. THIS NIGERIA."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian lady, Stephanie Olufunlola Garrick, celebrated her big job as a human resource coordinator at Samsung Electronics in Canada.

In her post on Monday, January 4, the lady made a video marking her first-day resumption in the office.

Taking to LinkedIn, Olufunlola said she is looking forward to bringing her knowledge to the new job.


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Joseph Omotayo (HOD Human-Interest) Joseph Omotayo has been writing for the human interest desk since 2019 and is currently the head of the desk. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, with a degree in Literature in English in 2016. He once worked for Afridiaspora, OlisaTV & CLR. He is a 2022/2023 Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking fellow. He can be reached via:

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