Hussaini G. Mohammed
Every day, hundreds of donkeys, tipper lorries, wheelbarrows, head pans, and shovels are used to dig sand running into millions of tons and move it to where it is used in building houses and constructing other structures across Nigeria. Many people ignore the fact that the indiscriminate digging of sand is dangerous; and that encroaching on farmlands can reduce farming activities needed for food security and income for farmers and more revenue to the government. Farming reduces poverty and hunger. Apart from the fact that natural resources should be used properly, local residents should be made to understand the consequences of acting otherwise.
YT’s Africa contributor, Hussaini Mohammed, went to Nigeria’s Osun State to meet one of the best creative Adire and Batik designers in Nigeria, Jibril Babangida. Jibril is creating jobs for hundreds of unemployed men and women by producing homemade Batik. In an interview with YT, the young Nigerian entrepreneur talks about his life story, pointing out that knowledge, persistence, and hard work are the sure way to move Nigeria’s artistic and creative professionals forward.