Graduates have taken over most car wash businesses in Kaduna metropolis to end their endless search for formal/white collar jobs. Reports state that the operators make brisk business and smile to the banks.
Julius Samba, a graduate of the University of Maiduguri, who operates a car wash centre at Poly Gate, said he ventured into the business when he realised he was wasting his “precious
time searching for non existent jobs”.
According to him, he washes as much as 25 cars on a good day and now makes between N80,000 and N100,000 a month.
He said, “i would not go to work for anyone if offered a job now, with 8 persons working for me.”
Mr kelechi Humphrey, who graduated from the University of Abuja in 2009 now runs a car washing outfit at Barnawa area of the city, said
he makes as much as N120, 000 a month. He told NAN that he charges between N300 and N500 depending on the nature of the car, and makes an average of N4000 daily.
Humphrey advised unemployed youths to utilise their time positively, instead of resorting to acts that would be inimical to their future.
Mr John Vatt, a patron said his street was bad and needed to wash his car before going out everyday, and commended the initiative of the youth in setting up car wash businesses.
Another patron, Ahmed Usman, said car washing centres were contributing significantly to reducing unemployment and urged the
government to create a special fund to support them.