A Nigerian lady, Lasisi Romoke Adunbarin, whose story went viral days ago after she posted about how she is never ashamed of identifying as a cleaner, has spoken about her life, dreams, and plans.
In an interview, the hardworking lady said she plans to study computer engineering whenever she gets admission into the university. To become a cleaner wasn’t her plan at all. All that she wanted in life is to pursue computer engineering right after senior high school.
However, it seems life is punching hard at her, and to become a cleaner is one step away from being poor. As the saying goes, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a step.”
After completing high school, her mother told her it is better to learn how to trade or get married because there won’t be enough money to fund her education.
Not giving heed to one of these impossibilities, Romoke resolved to go into business, save for education and give her children a better future.
Before the cleaning became the deal, she worked as a sales representative, a job she had to quit to prepare for her JAMB, an exam she later passed well. Roanoke worked as a teacher for a while before she left due to the pandemic, and the salary was not forthcoming after the school’s closure.
Although people sometimes look down on her because of her cleaning job, she’s determined to make money from it and never give up because of people’s criticism.
She added, “cleaning is a better option to make money rather than living a wayward life.”
The hardworking lady stated that working as an office cleaner was daunting as she had to leave home every day before 5 am to make 6 am resumption time. As time went on, she thought about starting her cleaning service and making more money.
On how lucrative that is, the lady said she sometimes gets lowly paid between N2,000 and N2500 after cleaning a house or office at the weekend. She declared, “no matter how small the fee is, it is better than begging.”
The lady also said the most considerable money she ever got from the business was N10,000 when she had to clean out a new apartment. With hope, she advised other young Nigerians like her to keep up the faith that things will surely get better in the end.