A Nigerian Billionaire businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly called Obi Cubana, has revealed how he sought for employment opportunities after completing the one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
Obi Cubana, who graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1998, with a degree in Political Science said he could not secure a job after serving the nation in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
He spoke yesterday in an interview with BBC Pidgin following the burial of his mother which became a topic of discussion on social media.
The burial was one of the most attention grabbing public events in the country in recent time, as billionaire young men and women engaged in a show of wealth.
According to him, he was however, able to make his first N1 million through an entrepreneurial venture after failing to secure a job.
“After undergoing my compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in Abuja, I started searching for a job all to no avail.
“That made me start some small jobs and from there I became a real estate agent. I usually get five percent of every task that is successfully executed. It was along the line that I and my colleagues met a man who asked us to help him furnish his house.
“We did it very well that he gave me N500,000 separately from the profit of N600,000 which I also made from the deal. That made it N1.1 million in total. It was after my NYSC that I made my first one million naira,” he said.
Obi however advices youths to work hard and not to depend on dubious ways of making and that they should be sincere in their dealings with people. He also emphasized on being honest with every opportunity given to deliver.
Obi also hinted that patronizing native doctors or ritualists is not the altimate to success because “that native doctor has not made his own children rich.” He advised.