23-Year-Old Student Entrepreneur Pays His Own Way with Small Furniture Business

23-Year-Old Student Entrepreneur Pays His Own Way with Small Furniture Business

- Iniongun Victor is a 23-year-old undergraduate who is doing well in the furniture-making industry

- Victor, who is studying public administration at the Benue State University, said he pays his own bills himself instead of waiting for his parents to pay

- The industrious young man advised young people to create employment for themselves instead of waiting for the government

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A 23-year-old man identified as Iniongun Victor has further proven that youths in the country are industrious.

The young man combines schooling with furniture-making after learning the trade from his father in 2017, Daily Trust reports.

Victor, who is studying public administration at the Benue State University, Makurdi, said it is not easy to juggle school and work but he finds fulfilment in the fact that he's able to fend for himself.

23-year-old Undergraduate who Combines Schooling with Furniture Work Advises Youths to Create Employments
Iniongun Victor is a young man who is living his dream and making his family proud. Photo credit: Daily Trust
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The 200-level student, whose shop is in the police barracks road in Adeke, Makurdi, said he makes furniture for all classes of people.

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In his words:

“I came here because I hear that the area is just opening up for building development and that there were no artisans (furniture makers) doing my kind of work around. Though my expectations of the location haven’t reached the peak, my old customers are, however, still patronising me.
“I am making enough money to be self-reliant. I don’t depend on my parents for my school needs."

He advised young people to be industrious rather than stay idle, adding that government jobs are frustrating these days.

In similar news from Briefly.co.za, a multi-talented Ghanaian artisan, Bernard Nii Nartey, has been creating beautiful furniture and sound systems from used car tyres and other sustainable materials.

Nartey, 35, has become a forerunner in his field because of his unique and viable creations made from used tyres. His furniture label, Nat Recycle Centre converts used tyres into impressive and sustainable furniture for home and office use.

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Briefly.co.za has sighted amazing photos of his beautiful creation making the rounds on social media. Check the photos out below.

He proceeded to learn a skill at the Apostle Safo Suaye Technology Institute where he obtained practical knowledge in craftsmanship and business skills.

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