- A 23-year-old Nigerian lady, Blessing Asoko, has said that being a female welder made many people conclude that she will not get a husband
- Blessing revealed that though she had seen an opportunity to seek an easy way out in making it in life, she chose to rely on her handwork
- Many Nigerians who watched her video interview were full of praises for the lady as some prayed that her big breakthrough will come soon
A Nigerian lady, Blessing Asoko from Benin, has spoken about how her life and the struggles she has been facing as a female welder.
In an interview with BBC News Pidgin, Blessing said that she has had to deal with people’s insults, even from friends, who said that she can never see a man to marry her because of her job.
I bedwetted till I was 23, we visited churches & herbalist but they collected our money: Lady gives testimony
I believe in handwork
The lady stated that though she had the opportunity to go abroad and work as a prostitute, she declined because she believes so much in handwork.
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The 23-year-old lady added that her eyes drip water at night because of the sparks she faces every day. She sometimes deals with electric shocks.
God will make a way
Blessing revealed that despite every hardship she faces, she believes God will make a way for her one day. She advised young girls who cannot go to school to busy themselves in productive endeavours.
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Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
Ven Joe Eziaghighala said:
"Congratulations my dear daughter. There is dignity in labour. You are listed for greatness. Be focused. You are surely going to excel."
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Victoria Edward said:
"God bless you beautiful daughter of Zion God bless the works of your hands in Jesus name Amen."
Olly Cynth said:
"God bless your hustle my dear.... There's no age limit in education. U can still further even in your husband's house so keep it up I'm super duper proud of you."
Ifeoma Okeke said:
"Great job sweetie, I pray you travel overseas where you will earn more earn more respect as well. Greater height my dear."
Philomena Ejehionkin Agbonifo said:
"Watching you with so much tears of Joy, ur passion for ur job is what I love. Favor will find you soon dear. I pray for more strength and connection."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 25-year-old Nigerian lady, Rachael Obukokwo, who is a carpenter by profession revealed how she makes ends meet making furniture pieces.
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In a video interview, she explained how she combines being a mother with her work. Rachael said that before leaving home in the morning, she ensures she cooks both breakfast and lunch at the same time.
Before closing her workshop at 5 pm, she would have cut her leathers down. According to her, she sews them late at night when everybody has gone to bed.