A Nigerian lady, Obi Fortune Oluebube has taken a career path many other women would not consider even under the most dire situations.
Fortune is an electrician, who makes an honest living from fixing electrical issues for people.
In an interview with Legit, the industrious lady shared the story of how she ended up an electrician.
The lady who is currently a student of the Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa, where she is studying Economics, recounted how her financial travails as a student led her to take up a profession in the electrical field.
The 25-year-old from a humble background, said she almost quit school as she couldn’t afford paying her school fees as well as rent for a hostel.
The Imo indigene had to borrow money from her fellow students to offset both bills with the hope that her dad who barely had any tangible source of income will give her the required sum but this wasn’t the case.
Then the coronavirus outbreak came and that meant schools had to be shutdown. It was in the course of job hunting that she met her elder brother’s friend who was an electrician and he in turn gave her the needed training.
“I have someone who is my elder brother’s friend and he is an electrician, I called him and he was willing to take me in… That was how I began my journey as an electrician”, she said.
Now, she fends for her family and has been able to pay up all her debts with money she got offering her services as an electrician and even has some savings.
“…I feed my family and I have paid up all the debts I incurred and also have some savings for my next academic session.”
According to the pretty lady, she wants to continue being an electrician even after getting married and having kids, although she admitted it has not been an easy venture as in Nigeria it is considered a man’s job.
The native of Awo Idemili in Imo state advised ladies there are no fast lanes to success nor is success attainable by engaging in unpleasant activities because of money.
“Find a life, find a purpose for your life, discover your potentials and harness it,” she added.