"There is Dignity in Labour": Nigerian University Professor Who Teaches Hausa Language Becomes a Barber

"There is Dignity in Labour": Nigerian University Professor Who Teaches Hausa Language Becomes a Barber

  • A Nigerian university professor has become a barber, and photos of him doing the job have stunned social media users
  • Professor Bashir Aliyu Sallau teaches Hausa language at the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, FUDMA, Katsina State
  • Professor Bashir's story has gone viral, and he said the job is only a side hustle which he does in his spare time

A Nigerian man who is a professor and a lecturer has taken up barbing as a side hustle.

The man, Bashir Aliyu Sallau, teaches Hausa language at the Department of Hausa at the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, FUDMA, Katsina State.

Photos of a Professor Bashir Aliyu Sallau.
Professor Bashir Aliyu Sallau takes up barbing as a side hustle. Photo credit: Facebook/Leadership Newspaper.
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Professor Bashir said he does the job as a side hustle which he only does during his spare time to avoid a conflict of interest with his regular lecturing career.

According to the professor, it was the same job that saved him during the strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

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Lecturer at Federal University Dutsin-Ma becomes a barber

After the Federal Government declared a no work, no pay against ASUU members, Professor Bashir said it came in handy as a means of income.

Photos shared on social media by Leadership Newspaper show the man doing the job.

Reactions from social media users as university professor takes up barbing

Edache Gabriel said:

"In as much as there is dignity in labour, education gives us opportunities for entrepreneurship and proper business to maximize profits, time, energy and large results. He should have used his exposure and resources to step up the game differently."

Ali Musa said:

"Very commendable. This will help our students to follow his footsteps, so that the dependency on government will be drastically reduced."

Auwal Gambo Sharifai said:

"The great hustler Professor Bashir Aliyu Sallau we a proud of you sir."

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Edmond Onyenenue said:

"This is highly commendable and worthy of emulation."

Video of skilled female barber goes viral

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a female barber carefully attended to her customer in a video that went viral.

In the video, the man relaxed on a chair without moving as the barber cut his hair.

Some TikTok users said they would want their hair cut by the lady.

Source: Legit.ng

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