Meet Pretty University Student Who Hawks Local Snacks On Campus (Photo)

Meet Pretty University Student Who Hawks Local Snacks On Campus (Photo)

click photo for more information
Meet Pretty University Student Who Hawks Local Snacks On Campus (Photo)
A 300 level student of Public Administration, of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), is poised to make a difference. Juliet Ozioko, 21, said she was pushed by the dwindling economy coupled with the urge to be self-reliant to start the business of preparing and selling Okpa; a popular snack in Igbo […]
1
71

A 300 level student of Public Administration, of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), is poised to make a difference. Juliet Ozioko, 21, said she was pushed by the dwindling economy coupled with the urge to be self-reliant to start the business of preparing and selling Okpa; a popular snack in Igbo land, especially amongst the people of Enugu state.

The enterprise which she started only recently, according to Ozioko, is fast bringing her fame on campus, regardless that many of her classmates mocked her initially.

She told Daily Sun that she wakes up early in the morning to start the cooking and by 7am she will be ready to go. Then, she would visit other occupants of a private hostel where she resides in Enugu to find out those would buy the product for breakfast, thereafter, she would take the remaining to the campus in Agbani.

At the campus, she sells to her departmental students before taking what is left to other departments to sell.

Ozioko who also makes a local drink called zobo said: “I started the business just to keep myself busy, get income and augment what I’m getting from my parents for my studies and upkeep.

“I left other businesses and focused on okpa because I am trying to promote one of the best foods Nsukka is widely known for and to promote the culture of my hometown. Mind you, okpa though taken as snacks is one of those foods when you eat it in the morning; it will sustain you for the whole day.”

The young lady disclosed that she makes in the average about N2000 every day from sales, indicating that her studies actually inhibit her desire to expand the trade.

Surprisingly, Ozioko said that she did not have any formal training in preparing the local food but got the skill while she watched her mother cook it overtime.

“I wasn’t trained; I’m just a normal girl who sits in the kitchen while mum cooks, so, my love for okpa made me learn it so fast from my mother,” she said.

Asked what is special about her okpa, she explained that it is tasty and natural because she does not just use any kind of palm oil, adding that she prepares it under very hygienic condition.

The enterprising student also talked about her plans to package the okpa in a special way that it could with time become a brand.

How do other students look at you on this business? 
Some students do murmur things like, I don’t even know that she can do this kind of business and some funny comments, most of them do ask me, Juliet, so you’re now selling okpa and I will reply them, no I am selling suya… the good thing is that the business has kept me away from unnecessary distraction.

How do you combine it with your academics? 
I do wake up very early in the morning to make the okpa, latest by 7am it will be ready, then I will take my bath, sell to my fellow students in the hostel and take the rest to school. It doesn’t affect my studies at all.

To what extent do you think you will go in this business? 
Well, I can’t really say for now, but I know it’s not ending yet, by God’s grace we might have a factory where we produce okpa in large scale. Again, am targeting places like boarding schools and government institutions where I can get contract to supply the okpa, occasionally.

What are the challenges you face in the business? 
During my first week in the business, some students were saying ‘your okpa is too big. You won’t make gain if you continue to size it like this’, but lately they were like, increase the size a bit, that alone is a big challenge because if you don’t serve them right, you might lose customers, and I don’t want to lose any of them. Sometimes, you might not sell as fast as you wished; if I notice that people in our department are not ready to eat okpa, I will have to take it to other departments to sell.

Do you have the capacity to supply large quantity say 1000 pieces, if you get an order? 
Yes, and that will give me the opportunity to employ some hands and boost the business.

What is your advice to other students who depend solely on their parents/guardians for all their needs? 
My advice for them is that nothing is too small to do; it depends on how you run your business. In whatever you do, always remember there are ups and downs, so you will have to be ready to endure, have patience, be determined, and keep being focused. I urge my fellow students who still depend on their parents for everything to start little business. It will really help them, and keep them away from many negative things. Don’t be shy in anything that earns you little money, be bold, proud and love what you do as long as it’s legitimate. God will lift you. Remember that an idle man is devil’s workshop.

Invest In Social Force & Get 50%
Click HERE >>

To Buy Cheap MTN & GLO Data 
Click HERE >> 

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

VIDEO: Young Bross – He A Hoe

click photo for more information
VIDEO: Young Bross – He A Hoe
VIDEO: Young Bross – He A Hoe Overview of Young Bross – He A Hoe Europe-based Nigerian act, Young Bross releases a brand new single and video dubbed “He A Hoe“. Young Bross also known as YB is an international based Afrobeat/Hip-Hop artiste from Nigeria. His birth place was in Benue State, Makurdi, Nigeria and […]
6
3

Police recover phones used in attempted jailbreak from prisons officers

click photo for more information
Police recover phones used in attempted jailbreak from prisons officers
Edo State Police Command on Friday said it recovered from prisons officers, two phones allegedly used by prison inmates to communicate with suspects implicated in the attempted jailbreak at the Oko Prisons, in Benin. Related
5
15

Group asks court to nullify appointment of Ejele as DESOPADEC Board Chairman

click photo for more information
Group asks court to nullify appointment of Ejele as DESOPADEC Board Chairman
An anti-corruption group, Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (CHURAC) has approached a Delta State High Court sitting in Warri urging it to nullify the appointment of Hon. Michael Diden popularly known as Ejele by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the Chairman of the Board of the State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC). Related
1
23

Court jails ex-banker 10 years for stealing depositors’ money

click photo for more information
Court jails ex-banker 10 years for stealing depositors’ money
Justice Abiodun Adesodun of the Ekiti State High Court, has convicted a former cashier officer with Fidelity Bank, Ado branch of Ado Ekiti, Michael Adedayo Ihinolurinjon, and sentenced him to 10 years in prison for stealing money from the bank’s vault and diverting customers’ deposits to personal use. Related
3
18

Read Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib statement on aborted trip to Israel

click photo for more information
Read Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib statement on aborted trip to Israel
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, representing Michigan, released the following statement regarding why she decided to abandon the scheduled trip to Israel and Palestine, including seeing her grandmother Related
0
11

FIFA slams life ban on Samson Siasia , fined $50,000

click photo for more information
FIFA slams life ban on  Samson Siasia , fined $50,000
FIFA has slammed a life ban on former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia. In addition, he has been fined $50,000 for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Related
0
23

Women participation in governance should start from local level — Fajemirokun

click photo for more information
Women participation in governance should start from local level — Fajemirokun
Just approaching her mid thirties, Simi Fajemirokun’s political career is already intimidating. An educationist, entrepreneur and politician, she is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and was appointed to work on the Presidential Campaign Council while serving as a member of the Election Planning and Monitoring (EPM) Directorate under the leadership of Babatunde […]
1
12

VIDEO: Kolaboy x Wonder J – Collect

click photo for more information
VIDEO: Kolaboy x Wonder J – Collect
VIDEO: Kolaboy x Wonder J – Collect Overview of Kolaboy x Wonder J – Collect (Official Video) M.A.F Music/B.O.W.L Promotions dishes out the visuals for the amazing and inspirational tune titled “Collect” from their lead act Kolaboy who joined forces with the south south sensation Wonder J as they deliver what has been tagged “the everyday […]
4
8

CKay ft. DJ Lambo – Way

click photo for more information
CKay ft. DJ Lambo – Way
CKay DJ Lambo Way Overview of CKay ft. DJ Lambo – Way Chocolate City singer and record producer, CKay dishes out a brand new single which he tagged “Way“. On the melodious tune, he features Chocolate City’s official disk jockey, DJ Lambo who hyped the record all along. ‘Way‘ is housed under CKay‘s forthcoming EP […]
0
8

Liverpool back-up keeper Adrian injured by fan

click photo for more information
Liverpool back-up keeper Adrian injured by fan
Liverpool back-up goalkeeper Adrian is a doubt for the club’s trip to Southampton on Saturday after injuring his ankle when a pitch-invading fan stood on him during the Uefa Super Cup celebrations. Related
12
17

Photo News: Sanwo-Olu meets RMAFC Chairman, Mbam in Lagos

click photo for more information
Photo News: Sanwo-Olu meets RMAFC Chairman, Mbam in Lagos
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday received the Chairman, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Mr. Elias Mbam, who visited him at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday. Related
1
13

Prisoners in Keffi fight for right to smoke

click photo for more information
Prisoners in Keffi fight for right to smoke
There was no jailbreak in the old Keffi Prison in Nasarawa state on Thursday, but rather a protest by inmates for the right to smoke cigarette. Related
10
13
load more posts