After 9 months of unemployment, Nigerian lady begs for job, says she does not mind being a taxi driver

After 9 months of unemployment, Nigerian lady begs for job, says she does not mind being a taxi driver

- A young Nigerian lady, Mary Allen, is seeking an end to her joblessness as she goes on a hunt to become a taxi driver

- The only thing stopping her presently is the unavailability of a vehicle, a situation Mary is working on solving

- Many people who were inspired by her determination to succeed sent in contacts of those who could be of help

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A Nigerian lady, Mary Allen, has taken her job-hunting frustration to LinkedIn where she narrated how she has been without employment for nine months.

Mary who lives in Port Harcourt said that all the money she had saved up is fast running out as there are no sources of income.

The lady disclosed that at a point in those months, she told herself that if nothing turns up, she will go into driving for a taxi-hailing service.

Mary added that she would excel in that as she is already a good driver with an amazing customer service experience.

The lady, therefore, called for help, asking people to connect her with any hire purchase dealership that could give a car on an installment payment plan.

After 9 months of unemployment, Nigerian lady begs for job, says she does not mind being a taxi driver
Mary said that she is good at driving and her skill will come in handy. Photo source: LinkedIn/Mary Allen, PYMCA
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The determined Nigerian even said she does not mind relocating if she gets a car in another state. Mary ended her post with:

“After all, the only way after hitting rock bottom is going upward.”

Below are some of the reactions to her post:


"Mary Allen, I will encourage you to please find a skill you are passionate about and develop it and turn it into a service to render and earn from it. I have being driving on bolt and trust me from experience it hasn't been easy, if the car is yours, its way better but hire purchase, no no!"

Gloria Achilonu said:

"Mary Allen you don't know the motivation and strength this your post has established in the hearts of people who are on the edge of giving up. I just want to say a BIG congratulations to you for this great step... God will perfect everything that concerns you., Go and win... Ride on..."

Victor Onyekere said:

"This is an amazing and courageous decision. We’d be happy to support you with our exceptional car consumer financing plans."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian lady, Egbohaghe Victoria, took the bull by the horn and on Tuesday, February 9, she 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 a BSc in international relations. Underneath that is her email. Atop the cardboard is a plea that she really needs a job.


Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.


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