Retired Teacher Who Served Borno Government For 35 Years Now Hawks To Survive As Nigerian Economy Bites Harder

Al-Amin Shettima Bello, a person who served Borno State authorities for 35 years as a trainer and retired meritoriously is now hawking on the streets of Maiduguri, the state capital.

Bello advised journalists in English that he was taught by the British.

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According to him, in his faculty again then, there have been just a few black lecturers whom he recognized because the late Dr. Shettima Ali Monguno, Shettima Kashim and the late Shettima Mustapha Kutai (father of the present Senator representing Borno Central within the National Assembly, Kashim Shettima), Daily Post experiences.

Sharing his story with journalists by the roadside, Bello mentioned Professor Bosoms Sheriff of the University of Maiduguri was his faculty mate.

“Professor Bosoms was ahead of me with one year because he completed his primary education in 1966 while I completed in 1967. He is older than me in class, not by age,” Bello mentioned.

He continued, “I started schooling in Yerwa Central and completed in 1955 where I proceeded to Trade Business and trained as a carpenter. I worked as a carpenter for several years before my parents decided that I go back to school again. I went to Old Bama Primary School and completed in 1967 where I proceeded to Borno Teachers College.”

Bello, who’s often across the First Bank ATM centre at Maiduguri Monday Market, mentioned the realm was strategic as it could afford him the chance to market his items – mentholated Robb – to individuals who had simply withdrawn money.

 “Teaching is an exciting job but there is no money in it. It is a sacrifice. Now that I have retired, I can only help myself with the little from this business rather than being a dependent on people,” he mentioned.

 The financial system has gone worse underneath the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari with inflation rising at an alarming charge.

A report by The Economist in May 2021 mentioned, “Inflation is running at 18%. For food it is 23%, the highest in two decades. More than half of Nigerians are underemployed or unemployed. Before covid-19 about 80m of Nigeria’s 200m people lived on less than the equivalent of $1.90 a day. The pandemic and population growth could see that figure rise to almost 100m by 2023, says the World Bank.”

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