- A man in his 30s, Victor Akpan, said selling periwinkles is better than stealing, so even though he's laughed at, he's earning some kind of living
- Victor disclosed that although people mock him, the business is what he does to feed his wife and three children
- The periwinkle trader added that if he had support, he would venture into other bigger businesses
A young man, Victor Akpan, who is striving despite the odds stacked against him, has spoken with Briefly News about how he makes a living selling periwinkles.
The market businessman said many people laugh at what he is doing, saying that he is engaging in a trade meant for women.
Victor revealed that even when mothers used him as a good example to their male children, the kids would say they can never resort to such a venture. He said since stealing is not an option for him, selling periwinkles is his only way of surviving.
The man, who only got a secondary school education, stated that he would have loved to continue schooling if he had support and his father was not deceased.
On the nature of his business, Victor said sometimes he makes massive transactions but on other days, he only makes a pittance. The father of three talked about how his wife works as a hairdresser and uses the money from the business to go to school.
Victor stated that if he had support, he could run many businesses, revealing that he had to abandon his handiwork because contracts stopped coming.
Watch the full video interview below:
Meanwhile, Briefly News earlier reported that a Nigerian lady with the Twitter handle @DatGirlAdun talked about her life working as a cleaner.
In a Twitter post on Friday, April 30, the lady said when a colleague asked her why she likes sharing photos of herself in a cleaner's uniform, she replied that, "It doesn't matter."
She went on to say that doing otherwise will not make people who do not like her change their opinions, adding that though she is a cleaner now, her position will not remain so forever.
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