Mrs. Franca Nwosu, a roasted yam seller based in Minna, Niger State, revealed that she put five of her children through university from the proceeds of her business. Speaking to Northern City News on Thursday in Minna, the mother of nine said that she started the business about 15 years ago.
“I started this business over 15 years ago and with the proceeds.I was able to train five graduates. So , as far as I am concerned, the business is booming, no matter the hardship in the country, people must eat, you cannot avoid food .”
The trader said she opened for business by 7am everyday to serve her customers who comprised commercial motorcyclists, artisans , pedestrians and motorists.
She used to roast over 150 tubers of yam each day, however, the economic recession had forced her to reduce the quantity to 100.
Mrs Nwosu said she had started the business because her husband’ s low earnings and a welder wasn’t enough to take care of their family need.
“My husband is a welder by profession but with the current situation of things in the country, what he is getting cannot sustain the family ; so, I engaged myself in the yam roasting business to support him so that our family will not suffer ,” she explained.
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