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Graduate Cleaners In Nigeria! Whats Your Take?

5 Graduates, 29 Others Seek Cleaning Jobs

09.02.2008

How una see am? I personally never thought this could happen in Nigeria.I used to think it could only happen abroad! Now I know!

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You cannot compare doing jobs like that in the western world (at least in the US) with doing them in Nigeria.   Cleaners in naija cannot even afford three square meals whereas in the US, you'll see cleaners and cab drivers buys houses, go to school and still take care of family at home.

The end justifies the means, but unforunately, Nigeria defies all odds, it is hard to get or make anything out of the cleaning jobs in Nigeria and people will always continue to look down on you and you'll always still be broke - noone cares what level of education you have in naija when ur broke and ur the one carrying their rubbish.  And it is this kind of oppression that make people start stealing to make ends meet.

So, it is not wrong to get any kind of job as long as ur not stealing - the problem is that Nigeria does not reward that kind of honesty and hardwork.

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This is not big deal, there are medical doctors that finished schools in Nigeria and are driving cabs in USA and Canada, and even some that finished other courses in western world, a job is a job, if that is what they cld find to do, better to do it while they are looking for something else.

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every thing na luck,i know some people wey get olevels and their salary na 35k,i just pray 4 these graduates make their time come.

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Those graduates know exactly why they have decided to take up cleaning jobs in govt house, its just a plan to expose their unemployment problems to the governor, knowing he will soon move them into the core civil service, ask urself why dem no go take cleaning job for eko hotel or the palms,

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Na waa for this naija. After school no job, sote na cleaning job person go collect, I fear ooo.

Well in Nigeria cleaning job does not wort a living but western countries people use it as means of lively hood.

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I even feel its quite immature to feel that because you are a graduate, you entitled to one juicy, delicious, well paying job. Are those who did not go to scholl shite?! Abegi, they are free to take what they feel. Nobody said life was easy but i'm saying because you went to school doesn't make it any easier

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i believe its rather immature and close minded to believe that your graduating class or others lack of it gives you a divine right to find better employment.

its that mindset that results in many people not reaching their potential

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Seun, I'd say that was rather too harsh!

These are graduates for goodness' sake!

If they could do that, what hope lies ahead?

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and govt no cover face with shame?

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I find myself agreeing with u here; if wat these graduates can settle for is a janitorial job,then they probably shuld have it.

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seun, that sounds harsh.

How many first class graduates have a job now?

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Every graduate did not finish with first class in a viable course. If this is the best job these graduates can find, then please let them do it with dignity. I don't see the problem. Someone has to do the cleaning, and maybe as graduates they will do a better job of cleaning than illiterates.

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It further displays the many ugly faces of unemployment in Nigeria

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