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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Unemployed Nigerian youths dumps White collar jobs, embrace sports betting as full time job


   By Eric Patrick,

Tunde marks who is a Nigerian young graduate base in Lagos yet to find a white collar job after school, will in the morning dressed with suit in pretends of going to work  with his computer laptop bag, which he carries like a suitcase. When he returns home in the evening, his neighbours often ask: “How was work today?” and he replies by saying, “Work was fine”.

Many young Nigerians aside Tunde has now found solace in sports betting as full time job.

According to them sports betting is the only company they can work with because it gives them money even if is a risky job.

Speaking with one charls in ketu area of Lagos State, revealed to THEWATCHT NEWS that, he graduated since 2010 and till date he has been unable to secure himself a good white collar Job. I was working with one company for 2 years, I got sacked for no reasons, I became jobless it was a friend who introduced me into sports betting since then I have been doing well and is over 5 years now am into it. This is my only Job which nobody can sack me, I can only sack myself he says.

Speaking with another Nigerian who only identified himself as Bola told our correspondent ( Eric Patrick) that, he has loss so much in sports betting which sometimes makes him to borrow from friends to  Bet. I have loss and I have won, sports betting is a risk. it is a 50-50 thing and I love doing it as my job, he says.

Millions of Nigerians across the country especially young men will leave their homes well dress as early as 6AM to resume at their various betting centers which many has dumped their white collar jobs to embrace sports betting as their full time jobs. 

Many Nigerian women however has begin to take over from the men.
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