Meet the 23-Year-Old UNILAG Female Graduate who Sells Chin Chin on the Street for a Living
- A young lady who finished from the University of Lagos has resorted to selling chin chin on the street
- The 23-year-old in an interview with Legit.ng revealed that unemployment pushed her into the chin chin business
- The geography and planning graduate advised Nigerians to stop over-relying on their certificates as well as waiting on the government for jobs
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A 23-year-old University of Lagos graduate, Chizitere Daniel Vivian has revealed that unemployment in Nigeria propelled her to go into the business of making and selling chin chin.
Chizitere graduated from the Department of Geography and Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos in 2019.
She made this exclusively known to Legit.ng in a Whatsapp conversation with our regional reporter Adeoye Adewunmi held on Monday, August 16.
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Daniel noted that the business paved way for her by improving her income status and enabled her to afford what she could not prior to venturing into.
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She advised youths to stop waiting on government for jobs
She, therefore, advised Nigerian youths to look inwards what they can do for the betterment of themselves rather than waiting upon the government to provide jobs or over-rely on certificates.
“I am not going to lie about it that unemployment in the country pushed me into pursuing my own passion.
“I decided to go into chin chin because I have passion in catering for people and I love to make pastries.
“So now, this business paved way as it improved my income status and makes me afford whatever I want to.
“So, my advice to people like me is that they should look inwards and think about what they can do to better their lives instead of relying of government and certificates.”
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Bloomberg reports that Nigeria's unemployment rate rose to 33%, making the country number on the global unemployment list.
Nigerian graduate begins selling zobo with his mum due to unemployment
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian graduate had resorted to selling zobo as he couldn't get a job.
In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, Mustapha whose father is late said his inability to raise funds to start up the business properly on his own meant he had to work with his mum.
The optimistic man who rounded off his NYSC in October 2020 spoke on his plans to get the business branded. He however lamented that he lacked the money to carry this out.