Pretty Nigerian lady with ND and Bsc refuses white-collar jobs and instead works as a shoemaker and runs a training school
Sharon Ijualachi Akpa, an Ebonyi State University graduate who pursued a career in shoemaking after graduation, has now established a school to train people.
Sharon, who learnt the trade while serving in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), said she almost gave up trying to create the school because of the difficulties she had at first.
How did she come up with the funds to start the school?
Sharon told Legit.ng that she was able to open the school with personal funds from her shoemaking business.
According to Sharon :
“I saved the money for the school basically from my shoemaking retailing business. I didn’t expect the school to take up so much money. I almost gave up at a point, from buying foams for the hostels, machines, tools, even the tools I ordered from China didn’t come in before the opening, I had to buy the tools again here.”
Sharon, who works in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, recently celebrated the grand launch of the Ada Ebonyis School of Leather Works, a shoe making school.
Her extraordinary ascent to fame from a modest roadside shop has inspired many individuals who look up to her as a role model for perseverance.
I’m not a fan of travelling abroad
Meanwhile, when asked if Sharon had any plans to leave Nigeria in the near future in search of greener pastures abroad, she said no.
Sharon’s area of work provides her with the opportunity to attract a large number of male admirers. She, on the other hand, stated that she is taking her time.
In her words: “I’m taking my time before getting into any relationship now. I consider distance, and someone who won’t want to limit my work or how I function.”