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Why I Became Scavenger In Lagos – Master’s Degree Holder

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A grasp’s diploma holder, Yazid Surajo, has mentioned he turned a scavenger in Lagos State as a result of he didn’t need to keep idle, ready for a white-collar job.

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Surajo defined that he beloved his scraps enterprise, including that he was decided to modernise it as he will get extra earnings.



Talking with Each day Belief, the scavenger, who has a grasp’s diploma in Improvement Research from the Bayero College, Kano State, mentioned he would register “my firm and register my employees” after making it.

He mentioned, “Once I concluded my nationwide youth service in 2016, I made a decision to not keep idle. Lots of my childhood associates used to go to Lagos, so I didn’t hesitate to affix them. Some mentioned I used to be not match for the enterprise as a result of it required vitality and it was disturbing. Those who knew me effectively and my perspective knew that I may face up to all of the challenges.

“We had a grasp referred to as Dandogo; we had been about 70 underneath him. Each day he would give every of us cash to exit and search for scrap. Some could also be given N7,000, some N10, 000, some as much as N30,000, relying on capability. After amassing the cash, everybody will take his truck and push it round, trying to find scrap to purchase. In the event you come throughout an merchandise to purchase which exceeds your cash, you name your grasp to ship you more cash, and within the night, everybody will return to his grasp to add the gadgets he has bought, measure it and the grasp will take out his cash and provide you with again your acquire. That is how we do enterprise every day.

“After a yr or two, I turned used to that enterprise. I gave it extra consideration as a result of securing a job on this nation wants connection as a result of I’ve been making use of for various authorities jobs however to no avail.

“I utilized for Nigerian Military, Navy, and Air pressure jobs. I additionally utilized for Nigerian Safety and Civil Protection Corps, Nigerian Immigration Service, Customs Service, Hearth Service, Correctional Service, Nigerian Police jobs, and the current one which I utilized was Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company NDLEA. They referred to as me for an inherent ability check and up until date, I’ve not acquired a message nor heard about something in regards to the check. Once I realised that getting a job is one thing else on this nation, I gave my enterprise extra consideration, and I’ve seen many advantages in it.”

Surajo, who studied Historical past on the Umar Musa Yar’adua College, Katsina, suggested the youths to be hardworking and never be concerned in “legal actions, like web fraud, armed theft, kidnapping, and all different legal actions.”

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