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Bwari vulcanisers call for government empowerment

The vulcanisers made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).Mr Azeez Olamide, 27, said that small businesses such as his…

The vulcanisers made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Mr Azeez Olamide, 27, said that small businesses such as his required a little capital to start and this could serve as an additional means to generate revenue.
Vulcanising is strengthening and repairing of bad tyres. It involves adding chemicals such as sulfur to the rubber and heat is applied to the damaged part.
“It is cheaper to start the business as it does not require huge capital, the machine for vulcanising costs only N40,000, while the tool box is N10,000.
“The skill only entails patching and repairs of damaged vehicle or motorbike tyres.
“It is a lucrative business where young people in search of jobs can engage their time to make money to improve their living standards,’’ he said.
Olamide said that he was able to save N6,000 as profits on monthly bases from the job.
Mr Godwin Agada, 24, also a vulcaniser, said he engaged in the business to sustain his daily living as a bachelor since he had been unemployed for some time.
Agada, who started the business since 2010, along the Law School road, Bwari, said he often made a turnover of between N80,000 and N90,000 monthly.
He said that qualities required for the business include carefulness and dedication to the business.
According to him, these attributes and good customer relations are the major secrets to achieving meaningful results.
“If you carry out your work well, you will always enjoy good patronage from customers.
“Governments can create the means to encourage young people to make money while seeking jobs to improve their livelihood and become more self-reliant,’’ Agada said. (NAN)

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