Unemployed Nigerians find solace in sports betting, make it full-time job

Like many researchers, Andrew Ejike gets dressed and leaves his home in Enugu town in the morning. A computer laptop bag, which he carries like a suitcase, indicates that he is going to the office. When he returns home from the day, his neighbours often ask:“How was work today?“ And he answers by saying,“Work was nice“.
Interestingly, Ejike does not have work, and certainly doesn’t have a formal employment. He’s unemployed.
But he has’created‘ a’job‘ for himself. He is, more or less, a ‚professional‘ punter. Sports betting is what Ejike does and if he leaves for’work‘ each morning on working times, the’office‘ he goes is really any sports pub around town.
On getting to the pub, Ejike would install his notebook connect to the Internet using a mobile device, open the web site of any of those mobile sports gambling companies and start working on predictions, or permutations, in order to think of the stakes he would set to the day.
A bachelor’s degree holder in Estate Management in a federal university, Ejike was sustaining himself and his young family with profits from sports betting after failing to secure a stable occupation since he graduated more than 10 decades back.
In a conversation with our correspondent, Ejike clarified that he lost two previous jobs following the firms that he had been working for closed down.
„The cover in the occupations was not much anyway but I believe there’s dignity in labour. I was also expecting that over the line I would get something larger and more stable. But I could not even hold on to these jobs because the companies shut down and nothing better came together,“ he explained.

Read more: usvirugby.org