This is a sorry tale of what graduates face in Nigeria beautifully captured by the SUN
CHIDINMA Ifediba is tired. She is fed up hunting for job. When she graduated from the university four years ago with a second class upper degree, she was optimistic about her career path. But all her high hopes have been dashed by the biting unemployment situation in Nigeria.
Right now, Chidinma is selling recharge cards, soft drinks and snack just to keep body and soul together. Her daily routine involves getting up at 5am to prepare her products. She then puts them in a wheelbarrow, put the drinks in a cooler with ice block and positions herself at the bus stop close to her parent’s house at Ojulelegba, Lagos.
For her customers who enjoy her daily delicacy, she’s just a young woman trying to make ends meet, but she considers herself an unfulfilled woman who has not fully realised her life’s dreams. She hopes that one day, luck will smile on her and she will get a job. Until then, she remains an accidental businesswoman.
Chidinma is not alone. She is among millions of Nigerian graduates who are unemployed after struggling to scale through the university, polytechnics and colleges of education and came out with good degrees.
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