A young man by name Benedict Samuel, who sells “masa” adjacent the center of Jalingo’s flyover roadblock, has cried out to the teeming youths of the state to avoid blaming the government for lack of jobs, as this only invites idleness and evil thoughts in their minds.
In his words; “when I see my fellow youths always complaining about lack of jobs, I feel bad, and ask myself, why would someone who is agile and strong complain that government are not providing jobs, why can’t you start something as far as it settles the little bills that are piling up?”
He also expressed dissatisfaction over scenarios where the male gender tend to marginalize certain businesses to the female gender, stating that there is no business that is meant only for the feminine gender, and there is none limited to just the masculine.
"As a man, you have so many responsibilities on your shoulders, so why not hustle to attend to such responsibilities. You feel too big that selling ‘masa’ just the way I am doing is not for you as a man to do? So what has your big boy given you? Nothing but an empty pocket, selling ‘masa’ is not limited to female gender.” He lamented.
Benedict further revealed how he quitted a job as driver where he was earning N20, 000 per month to sell ‘masa’ that brings him a profit of more than N10, 000 in just a day, adding that what accrues from his business in a month surpasses that of a government worker.
“If this masa can bring me profit of N10, 000 in just a day, then mathematically I have N300, 000 in a month, so why should I be ashamed of selling masa? Please tell me, how many government workers receive that amount as their monthly salaries? So we should not be ashamed of doing any business as far as it is a legal one.” He advised.