- A 20-year-old student of UNIBEN, Jennifer Efemonghe, who cast away pride to work on a construction site has said there is pride in labour
- Jennifer revealed that though she felt a bit ashamed when people started talking about her, getting a scholarship made it all worth it
- The 200-level student said as a result of her viral story, many people on campus now treat her like a celebrity
A Nigerian lady, Jennifer Efemonghe, who went viral after photos of her surfaced on the internet showing her working as a labourer at a construction site has spoken about how her life has changed so far.
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The young lady became a poster girl for hardworking ladies who hate pandering to anybody to beg for money.
I am now a celeb
In a new interview, the lady said that her life has really changed as people now accord her celebrity status.
Revealing the social stigma she faced when people saw her carrying sands and granite, the lady stated that she was a bit ashamed.
Everything turned out fine
Jennnifer said she was shocked when the minister of youths and sports, Sunday Dare, called her. The 20-year-old lady disclosed that though her father was against her working at the site, he was proud of the way things turned out.
"There is dignity in labour. There is no shame in putting your time and effort into something productive; into something that you have a free conscience that there is no fear of getting arrested..."
Watch her full interview below:
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I won't be a cleaner forever
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian lady with the handle @DatGirlAdun talked about her life working as a cleaner on social media.
In a post on Friday, April 30, the lady said when a colleague asked her why she likes sharing photos of herself in a cleaner's uniform, she replied that "it doesn't matter..."
She went on to say that doing otherwise will not make people who do not like her change their opinions, adding that though she is a cleaner now, her position will not remain so forever.