Unemployed Graduates Turn To Car Wash Business

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Graduates have taken over most car wash businesses in Kaduna metropolis to end their endless search for formal jobs.

A correspondent who went round the city reports that the operators were making brisk business and smiling to the banks.

Julius Samba, a graduate of the University of Maiduguri, who operates a car wash centre at Poly Gate, said he ventured into the business when he realised he was wasting his “precious time searching for non existing jobs”.

According to him, he washes as much as 25 cars on a good day and now makes between N80,000 and N100,000 a month.

He said, “I would not go to work for anyone if offered a job now, with 8 persons working for me.”

Mr kelechi Humphrey, who graduated from the University of Abuja in 2009 and now runs a car washing outfit at Barnawa area of the city, said he makes as much as N120,000 a month.

He told NAN that he charges between N300 and N500 depending on the nature of the car, and makes an average of N4000 daily.

Humphrey advised unemployed youths to utilise their time positively, instead of resorting to acts that would be inimical to their future.

Mr John Vatt, a patron said his street was bad and needed to wash his car before going out everyday, and commended the initiative of the youths in setting up car wash businesses.

Another patron, Ahmed Usman, said car wash washing centres were contributing significantly to reducing unemployment and urged the government to create a special fund to support them.

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