5 Reasons You Should Not Depend On Government Work In Nigeria

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5 Reasons You Should Not Depend On Government Work In Nigeria.

A lot of people in Nigeria Depend on salary work to survive, most especially government work. This article is not to demote the public/civil service work but to enlighten you rather on why you should find a way to supplement your income rather than totally depending on your salary.

The civil/public service work in Nigeria is not totally reliable. If you do not have an extra source of income, you will no doubt find yourself in some financial deep waters.

Below are some strong reasons why you should not completely depend on government work for income.

Delay In Payment Of Salary

Late payment of salary is a common complain among many government worker. Inability to pay salary on time is a bad omen especially if the worker is in some current financial crisis. This does not bode well for the civil/public servant as it leads from one debt spiral to another and keeps the worker in perpetual financial crisis and confinement.


Many people are underemployed in the civil service. Their work is far below their talents and professional qualifications. Maybe if they had employed their skills and talent into a personal business, they would had made far more than that and had a far more financially satisfied life.

Constant Strikes by Unions

These strikes might lead to the government refusal to pay salaries on time or at all. Strikes are end products of government mistreatment of workers in terms of meeting their financial demands. Strikes do not augur well for both parties as this will reduces the work efficiency of the public/civil workforce. Take or instant the union in chance of academic staffs in decides to go on strike for over one year. You know quite well how this will impact the nation in terms of education.

Bad Economy and Recession

The amount paid as salary might amount to nothing as far as the economic situation is concerned. Once upon a time 100000 naira could do many things for you and family, but now, it can hardly last for 2 weeks. That is the reality that you have to face.

Heart Breaks and Constant Disappointments.

Due to constants delay in payment of salary, workers do get constant disappointments and heartbreaks.  A worker might have planned what to do at a particular time with the salary only to get the plans scattered and destroyed. For example you are on medication and you need to constantly take your drugs and the drugs you bought previously has been exhausted, and you need to replace them. At that moment, your only hope remains your salary which is hanging with your government.

Over To You-What Should You Do

When you are hit with these kinds of realities, what do you do? Make a decision and take action. One of the greatest diseases that affect man is inaction and inactivity.

Make up your mind and take action. It will be a great pain to the writer if you should know about these things and still remains indecisive and inactive.

There are many skills and business you can learn and supplement your income making your household more financially stable.

You can see the list of over 50 small business ideas you can start up in Nigeria here.

For a quick glance, see some skills and business ideas you can learn and start up below.

Good luck as you imbibe this advice and take action on it.

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