Instead of sitting idle and waiting for white-collar jobs, some Nigerian graduates took it upon themselves to face the hustle on the street.
Interestingly, it is usually not related to the degrees they finished school with. Many of them start the hustle as a side one but soon consider an expansion when it eventually picks up.
Legit.ng presents you 4 of such hardworking graduates in Nigeria.
1. Public administration graduate driving commercial bus for a living
Daniel Chibuzo despite finishing school with a degree in public administration hustles as a commercial bus driver.
Chibuzo carries on his job with so much passion that he flaunts it on his social media handle.
His Twitter bio reads:
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"Your Professional Danfo Driver. I believe in my Hustle same way You believe in Yours. #NoPretence. Let it be Legit. It pays. It will surely end in Praise."
2. Master's holder who is a scavenger
Yazid Surajo is a master's holder who earns his living scavenging.
Despite adding a master's degree in developmental studies to his history undergraduate degree, the scholar found jobs hard to come by till he resorted to scavenging.
Surajo said he and others numbering up to 70 work under a master called Dandogo. Dandogo provides them with money every day to go out and look for scrap to buy.
3. Mechanical engineering graduate turned painter
In a tweet on Thursday, May 13, a Nigerian mechanical engineer shared a photo of himself at work and a snap showing when he got his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.
The man shared a photo of himself painting a house. He wasn't able to land a white collar job upon graduation and completion of NYSC.
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4. Microbiology graduate turned shoemaker
Speaking with Legit TV, Mofe said she is proud to call herself a shoemaker, adding that people in the field should not be ashamed to identify as such.
Man shares how he built house and got married from selling groundnuts
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a school dropout had built a house and got married from selling groundnuts.
The man named Victor turned to sell groundnuts after making up his mind not to engage in illicit dealings of any kind.
As to his reason for quitting university, the young man recalled how he had gone for the Gulder Ultimate Search contest and was required to provide his admission letter.
According to him, he had returned to his faculty only to learn that his admission letter was no where to be found. Victor expressly stated that 'they' told him perhaps his failure to sign the matriculation register could have contributed to it.
He was told to start afresh and it was at that point he quit school. On his parents' reaction to quitting school, Victor said it was when he got to Lagos that he informed his parents about it. He however told them not to worry that he'd make them proud.