What Is Your Excuse Meet Abuja's first female mechanic

This female mechanic will surely inspire some Nigerian youths who think a life of crime should be encouraged.

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Blessing the Abuja based female mechanic

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Hard work and dedication are twin virtues most Nigerian youths discard for quick and diminishing riches but those who embrace these attributes, always end up with success stories to tell and share with others.

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This is exactly the story of Blessing, arguably the first and foremost female mechanic in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, who did not allow her educational disadvantage be a stumbling block to achieving her dreams.

After finishing secondary school, the future looked bleak for Blessing with no hope of going further in her pursuit of education. So instead of joining the horde of ladies selling themselves for money, Blessing decided to learn a trade and stand on her own.

She decided to be a mechanic and after four years of apprenticeship, Blessing is now on her own with her workshop where she repairs cars to earn a living and send her younger ones to school.

And trust men, she is always the first person they go to whenever their cars develop faults.

A Facebook user, Ocheni Raymond Oche, ran into the female mechanic and recorded her story.


Today I met Blessing (A MECHANIC), and I was touched by the fact that a secondary school graduate who had no hope to further school, sought to learn the trade for 4 years and is on her own now, a life better than anything else that's depicts high level of immorality.

As can be seen, she is changing shocks for a Toyota Camry (muscle), and I tell you its not beans!

Please share this till someone in position or our churches or mosques finds this touching enough to help establish her and promote what she does and encourage other women and youth.

I salute your person BLESSING."

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Blessing the female mechanic and Ocheni Raymond Oche play

Blessing the female mechanic and Ocheni Raymond Oche



Blessing the female mechanic and Ocheni Raymond Oche

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