Friday, 29 April 2016

Why I Dropped My Degree To Become A Taxi Driver – Abuja-based Female Taxi Driver




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History books recorded that Funmilayo Ransom-Kuti, a political campaigner, women’s activist and the mother of the legendary musician, Fela Kuti, was the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria.
Today, while some women are afraid of the car steering, others have decided to earn a living in the male-dominated field of taxi drivers. One of such ladies is Delta state born Susan Asakpa.
“I studied Accounting at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I worked in a hotel for about three years. There was nothing new anymore, no
challenge and the salary was stagnant. Later on, my boss called me up and told me that he will be reducing my salary by N10,000. I was
surprised.”
“Before then, I have been thinking about what business I can do. I had three business ideas (hair dressing, food and taxi business). I prayed
about them after which I chose this one,” the young lady continued.
“I spoke with my dad who happens to be my closest confidant and he quickly got a loan from the bank and bought me this car. He has been so supportive, not a single word of discouragement,” she said.
Source: Naij





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