A Nigerian man identified as Anichebe Chidubem Joachim who is a graduate but lost his job during the Covid-19 lockdown, is now reportedly earning N4500 daily hawking garri in Enugu.
Chidubem, who is a graduate of Philosophy from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, revealed in an interview that N4500 is even the least amount he makes on a daily basis.
The Igbo born corporate worker cum businessman by circumstances says he is proud of his garri hawking business as it helps to put food on the table.
On his Educational background, he said;
“I am a graduate of Philosophy from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) and I graduated in 2014.”
On why he ventured into the Garri business, he replied;
“I started this business after i lost my job as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. I sell white Garri on the streets. i hawk with a wheel barrow. I decided to venture into the business because i was getting broke it moves market faster than any other products. And people must eat”.
On how lucrative the business is, he said;
“I make above #1500 after selling a bag, and depending on the market, i sell like 2 to 3 bags daily”
“I love meeting up with people’s needs, hence the joy and strength to carry on. No one should despise their days of little beginning as little drops of water make an ocean”.
On his challenges, he said;
“There is no job that is easy and i have pride in what i do. I am not stealing so no need to be ashamed. The only challenge i have now is capital to boast up my business now. I am really having challenges with my capital.”