In most African countries, people complain about the absence of jobs while others have made do with opportunities available to them.
A number of people frown at some jobs, seeing it as below their standard. Also, some menial jobs in the country are seen as only appropriate for a particular gender. However, in recent times, the line has been blurred. Men now work as hairdressers and women now work as taxi drivers.
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According to Agbonifo Eghosa, the ladies shuttle between going to school and their apprenticeship. He was quite pleased to the extent that he donated some amount of money towards their training. He wrote: “I took out time out today to get a reliable mechanic to fix my truck … I was directed by a friend to visit a place in my constituency. Getting there, I met these pretty young female mechanics. I engaged them in a discussion and to my great surprise, they shuttle between secondary school and apprenticeship. Before leaving, I donated to their training by providing money for the necessary tools needed to continue working.”
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