In a rare move that underscores the dire unemployment situation in the country, a first class Nigerian graduate has taken to Twitter to openly beg people to help her get a job.
Odufuwa Sola, 22, from Ogun State, has remained jobless since she graduated in 2015 from Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo State.
“I’m Odufuwa Sola, I’m a First Class Graduate of Physics with Electronics from Ajayi Crowther University,” she tweeted on Tuesday from her handle @MzKansola. “Kindly help me retweet. I need a Job.”
Ms. Sola did not just make a First Class but was the best graduating student in the university for that year with a 4.83 G.P.A. She had the honour of delivering a valedictory speech in the school.
Ms. Sola’s appeal for help has been retweeted more than 3,000 times by other Twitter users.
But that is just the best she has gotten for now as nobody has asked her to come over for a job interview.
It’s common in Nigeria to see First Class graduates offered instant employment by the university in which they studied or the state they come from.
Ms. Sola said she has applied for employment at the Ajayi Crowther University, but that she was yet to get a reply from the school.