Meet Shettima, The man who start hawking on the street after 35 years of serving government

A very old man identified as Al-Amin Shettima Bello was spotted hawking along the streets of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The man who is an indigene of the state serve the Borno state government for 35 years as a teacher and retired meritoriously to found himself hawking on the street to survive

Shettima Bello who spoke with newsmen in good English said he was taught by the British adding that Professor Bosoms Sheriff of the University of Maiduguri was his school mate.

Speaking about his education, he said,

”I started schooling in Yerwa Central and completed in 1955 where I proceeded to Trade Business and trained as a carpenter. I worked as a carpenter for several years before my parents decided that I go back to school again. I went to Old Bama Primary School and completed in 1967 where I proceeded to Borno Teachers College.”

Bello who always stationed himself around the First Bank ATM centre at the Maiduguri Monday Market said it was strategic to take position where people who come to withdraw can be approached easily in order to market his products.

He explained that hawking ‘mentholated rub’ is the business he has chosen to do, looking at his income and people’s needs, especially during the seasons.

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