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Stop using us as slaves, house helps or face our wrath- Apprentices warn their Bosses

A mega nation wide protest which might be as violent and intense as ENDSARS is in the offing in Nigeria, Nigerian Newsguide can authoritatively report. Information at our disposal has it that large number of trainees and apprentices across the country are spoiling for a show down with their bosses in their various training centers and offices.
Majority of them are now fed up with those training them due to the way they are being treated by their bosses without a drop of mercy.

According to some of these apprentices who spoke to our medium weekend particularly those learning Auxiliary Nursing in hospitals, hair dressing salons, tailoring, furniture houses, mechanic and other artisan workshops, their bosses whom they actually paid some sign-up fees have all turned them to slaves and official house helps.

They lamented how they send them on too many domestic errands in the homes of their bosses, when that was not in the agreement notes they signed before commencing their training.

“We are treated like slaves, maids and House helps. We have endured enough in the hands of these wicked men and women that are training us. As schools fully resume on Monday, some of us do nothing else but to be sent to take our bosses’ kids to school and bring them back too.

Their spouses send us to markets to buy food items and cook in their homes when we are suppose to be in the workshops and this has made most of us to end up not learning anything within the agreed time. After the agreed time, some of us are asked to stay for extra one or two years since we have learnt nothing. Is it a curse to be an apprentice, we want to be useful to ourselves, that’s why we elected to be trained. Soon, we shall protest against these our slave masters because, they don’t wish us well with the way they treat us”.

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