- Without any formal education, Ibrahim Kabiru makes above the national minimum wage of N30,000 per month working as a nail cutter
- The 19-year-old said he makes an average of N1, 500 daily (N45,000 monthly)
- Kabiru ventured into nail cutting after failing to raise money to invest in his maize farm
Ibrahim Kabiru, 19-year-old, says he realises an average of N1, 500 daily, amounting to N45,000 monthly, from cutting and cleaning nails.
Legit.ng gathers that the nail cutter said that he relocated from Sokoto state to Benin to start the job.
He said that though it was not easy for him to move around the city looking for customers, he was satisfied that he was not idle.
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Kabiru said he was into maize farming but had no money to invest in it. He said that he charged N100 for both pedicure and manicure and N50 for either of them.
According to him, starting nail cutting requires only about N1,000 to buy a pair of small scissors, nail cutter, foam, water and detergent, Leadership also reported.
Kabiru said he was not educated and could only farm apart from nail cutting.
Legit.ng notes that the young man makes more than the national minimum wage of N30,000 per month.
Nigerians react on social media
Abdussamad KO Yusuf said:
"Where primary class teacher they collect 30k per month chai this country no balance"
Mopah Musa Suleiman said:
"Hope they did ask him how many kilometers he covers per day looking for customers"
Modest Jethro Olise said:
"Some people with their certificate are earning 50K monthly, when you remove TP, water, food at work, food at home, medics, airtime then they will be left with nothing to save for the end of the month!"
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Nwanze Agezi Sylvester said:
"He maybe right because I remember those days in delta, there was one hausa guy that normally cut ✂️ my nails then,after cutting down my nails I do gave him some times 100 naira just to motivate him
"That was in 2010- 2012"
AT Quadri said:
"It's difficult to believe except if he's travels state by state to cut nails but if he stays in a state and let's say he made 30 @ 100 per head customers in a day, will they still cut the next day?"
On his Facebook page, Suroja posted his pictures carrying some scrap and copies of his certificates:
"It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. I had rather be dirty and satisfied than be clean and hungry. Thanks to a country where intellectuals are misused!"