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Successful tailor shares amazing experience with unemployed youths (photos)

Successful tailor shares amazing experience with unemployed youths (photos)

- A tailor called on unemployed Nigerian youths to learn crafts and be self-employed

- Victor Solomon Madukpe said crime was not the kind of venture people should invest in

- He narrated his own success story and how he went about it

A successful tailor and designer, Victor Solomon Madukpe has called on unemployed Nigerian youths to shun kidnapping and other forms of crimes in spite of the current economic condition.

In what might seem like a reference to now celebrated kidnapper, Evans, Victor said while some people were seeking illegal means to make money, he channelled his interest to learning how to sew clothes and mastered it in three months.

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In an exclusive report to NAIJ.com, he said he learnt the craft at Alaba Market and the knowledge has taken him to Abuja where he is making money.

Successful tailor shares amazing experience with unemployed youths (photos)

The tailor at his workshop in Abuja. Photo credit: Victor Solomon Madukpe

Read what he wrote below:

"Some guys are somewhere busy kidnapping, stealing, joining cults and bombing themselves maybe due to frustration of no job. But I'm here busy doing fashion, I'm also a graduate... An aspiring grasscutter farmer... Guys, go and find something to lay your hands on.

Successful tailor shares amazing experience with unemployed youths (photos)

The successful tailor advises youths to embrace craft in order to be self-employed. Photo credit: Victor Solomon Madukpe

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"It started when I was doing my second year in ABSU. We were on indefinite strike action then (which finally lasted for 6 months). Before then, I was building shoes, but things were difficult.

"Knowing that clothing is a basic need, and coupled with my love for crafts, I had to move down to Aba and acquire the skill and became perfect within 3 months.

Successful tailor shares amazing experience with unemployed youths (photos)

A sample of the cloth made by Victor Solomon Madukpe

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"Besides having in mind for doing my own wears, I knew it was a great opportunity for me to excel in the labour market. Today, it has taken me to Abuja where I'm currently operating from, WITH THE SAME MADE IN ABA IDEOLOGY."

Watch a NAIJ.com TV video below of Nigerians speaking about Evans and what the government should do with him.

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