Meet Yazid Surajo, a master’s degree holder who became a janitor in Lagos.
Yazid Surajo, the owner of the landlord, talked about why he became a janitor.
The man said he became a janitor in Lagos state because he didn’t want to sit back and wait for a white collar to work.
Surajo explained that he likes his scrap metal recycling business, adding that he is determined to modernize it as it generates more revenue.
Speaking to the Daily Trust, a janitor with a master’s degree in development studies from Bayero University in Kano State said he would then register “my company and my workers.”
He said: “When I finished my national youth service in 2016, I decided not to be idle. Many of my childhood friends traveled to Lagos, so I did not hesitate to join them. Some people said that I was not suitable for this activity because it required energy and was stressful. Those who knew me and my attitude well knew that I could withstand all trials.
“We had a teacher named Dandogo; we were about 70 below him. Every day he gave each of us money to search for scrap metal. Some can get N7000, some N10,000, others up to N30,000, depending on capacity. After collecting the money, everyone will take their truck and push it in search of scrap metal to buy. If you meet with a purchase item that exceeds your money, you call your owner to send you more money, and in the evening everyone will return to their owner to load the items they bought, measure them, and the master will pull out his money and return yours to you. income. This is how we work every day.
“After a year or two I got used to this business. I paid more attention because it takes a connection to get a job in this country, as I have applied for several government positions, but to no avail.
“I have applied for employment in the Army, Navy and Air Force of Nigeria. I also applied for jobs in the Nigerian Security and Civil Protection Corps, Nigerian Immigration Service, Customs, Fire Department, Correctional Service, Nigerian Police and the last one I applied was the National Drug Enforcement Agency NDLEA. They called me for an aptitude test, and to date I have not received a message or heard anything about the test. When I realized that finding a job is something different in this country, I began to pay more attention to my business and saw many benefits. “
Surajo, who studied history at Umar Musa Yaradua University in Katsina, advised young people to work hard and not engage in “criminal activities such as Internet fraud, armed robbery, kidnapping and other criminal activities.”