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Graduate who quit banking job to become bread seller says he now makes more money from selling bread than he was making at the Bank

A Nigerian former banker identified as Ali Dahiru, has revealed why he resigned from his job in Zenith Bank and took to selling bread on the street of Nigeria.

Ali Dahiru stated that his decision has turned out to be a blessing as he now makes more money from selling bread than he was making as a banker with Zenith Bank.

Dahiru, who holds an HND in Cooperative Economic and Management studies from the Kaduna state Polytechnic told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he hawked bread on the streets of Kaduna, and was proud of his trade.

The young man disclosed that his decision to go into the bread business started when he met a man that was bringing bread to Zenith Bank where he used to work.

He shared; ”After my graduation, I worked with Zenith Bank as ‘Contract Staff’ for six years, before I resigned to start selling bread.

”It was during my annual leave that I decided to talk to a man who sells bread to us in the bank, indicating my interest in the trade.

“I had realised that what he earned in selling bread was more than my monthly earnings at the bank.

” He tried to discourage me on the grounds that as a graduate, bread- selling was not something I should embark on, but I insisted.

I eventually resigned from the bank and started selling bread on a motorcycle, to the surprise and dismay of some people”.

According to the former banker, his economic status had risen now, compared with when he was a casual staff at the Zenith Bank, adding that he was now in a position to assist people in need of money.

I am not ashamed of selling bread as a graduate; those that parade themselves as graduates and do not have a source of income, do ask for assistance from me; they should be ashamed, not me.

” I save a minimum of N5,000 daily if my customers did not default in settling my money, but if they do, I save N3000 daily.

I use a motorcycle which cannot carry a large quantity of bread to meet up with the demand of my customers; some times I to go to the bakery three to four times, and often time before I finish my supply, the bread will finish from the bakery,”he said.

Youth unemployment has always remain a big issue in Nigeria however, Ali Dahiru has called on young graduates to embrace legitimate businesses, no matter how little, adding that youth must always ‘cut their coat according to their size’.

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