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Nigerian Undergraduate Student & Day Laborer

Clement is an undergraduate student in Abuja, Nigeria. He works as a day laborer, bricklaying, digging wells, mixing and lifting heavy bags of cement to build homes for the corrupt ruling class.

You see they hire architects and building engineers from Germany, Italy, Lebanon, UAE to design and supervise the building of these lavish palatial homes with 10ft electrified fences, bulletproof doors, safe rooms, security guard house while using young Nigerian men like Clement to do the menial backbreaking labor for less than a good day’s meal.

Clement very clearly articulates his views on the need for youth empowerment and the corrupt political system in Nigeria.

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9 thoughts on “Nigerian Undergraduate Student & Day Laborer

  1. Wow! You’ve added videos to your project of creating the largest online gallery of real life Everyday Nigeria.

    1. Thank you for taking note.

      1. You are welcome, your project is certainly making progress and getting more popular on the web. Thanks for covering such an important issue, the rich are certainly getting richer in Nigeria and the poor are getting educated but remaining poor. In a way, the matter is bigger than politics. Education doesn’t seem to be helping the poor so even if Politicians make all education free the problem will not go away. I understand that Mr.Dangote controls the following Nigerian resources in the entire country Cement (via Dangote Cement, PLC), Sugar (Dangote Sugar, PLC), Salt (NASCON), Banking (via shares in all the major Nigerian banks including Standard Chartered bank) and soon Oil and electricity.
        With only one man owning all that Nigeria had to

      2. …With one man owning all that Nigeria had to export what is left for a poor man or woman who has struggled to finish school.

      3. You are right on point with your assessment. Am afraid the mess we find ourselves in today was building up for about 40 years.

  2. Very timely and raw with thought and feeling and passion. Great project: we’re all watching.
    Cheers

    1. Thank you Laurie

  3. […] Every single sector has degenerated and the facts and figures are there. We now have 80 per cent graduate unemployment, 70 per cent of Nigerians living below the poverty line. In power generation, we were hitting 4,500 […]

  4. […] Every single sector has degenerated and the facts and figures are there. We now have 80 per cent graduate unemployment, 70 per cent of Nigerians living below the poverty line. In power generation, we were hitting 4,500 […]

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