In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 31st, July, 2020

Wow! Meet Hafsat, The Mom Of seven Youngsters Who Grew to become An Electrician With out Coaching In Jos

Wow! Meet Hafsat, The Mother Of 7 Children Who Became An Electrician Without Training In Jos

Hafsat Suleiman

Hafsat Suleiman

In Jos, Hafsat Suleiman’s house is a Mecca for defective electrical home equipment. She fixes them regardless of by no means having any coaching for the job and had by no means actually spent any time in a workshop. Each day Belief experiences on the circumstances that led this gifted girl to plunge right into a enterprise hardly related to ladies.


Hafsat Suleiman’s life modified sooner or later in 2005 when she pulled out a defective electrical iron from underneath her mattress.


The system had been deserted there since her husband introduced it again from an electrician who failed to repair it after holding it in his workshop for a very long time.

“Anytime I used to be sweeping my room, I might see the iron. In the future, I requested my husband what was the principle drawback of the iron,” Hafsat stated. “He advised me that the component of the iron received dangerous however the technician had refused to repair it and that was why out of anger, he determined to deliver it again.”

Hafsat had no thought what a component was on the time however days later, whereas doing her routine chores, she introduced out the iron, washed it with clear water, and sunned it.

“After it dried, I cleaned every thing contained in the iron and matched it,” she stated. “After I plugged it, to my shock, it began working.”

She would go on to inform her neighbours of her accomplishment and invited them to deliver theirs for repairs.

“Earlier than you already know, the information was in all places inside my space,” she stated.

Individuals thronged her Angwan Rogo residence with their defective electrical units equivalent to DVDs, radios, heaters, kettle heaters, blenders, standing fan, and irons and shortly it grew to become a enterprise for her.

“When a component is defective or any a part of a tool, I might give you the option to detect and work on it. If it has to do with altering a component for instance, I do go to Jumma’a Mosque Avenue, the place spare components are bought, to purchase one and repair it,” she stated.

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Hafsat had by no means been educated or attended any electrical workshop to acquire the talents and he or she solely realized alongside the best way. She ditched her hair braiding handwork in favour of fixing digital units and he or she educated her two youngsters the ability and ultimately took them to a workshop to study extra.

“Being a Muslim and a married girl, it could be very tough for me to exit and study the talents as a result of my faith and tradition gained’t permit that. That’s the reason I by no means received the chance to amass the information anyplace,” she stated.

“I received to grasp the names of components of the units on the job, particularly the component, which is likely one of the most necessary components of electrical home equipment. On the entire, I realized the talents by trial,” she stated.

Her front room is now her workshop the place even at midnight she might be discovered profiting from the facility state of affairs to maintain her guarantees to her clients.

However her expertise don’t cease at fixing units as she will be able to now additionally do home wiring.

“In the midst of repairing these home equipment, I used to be in a position to find out how to do the wiring. So, aside from repairing electrical units, I can equally do some easy room wiring. I can test sockets, lamp holders, and switches if defective,” she stated.

After 15 years on the job, she is happy to have realized the ability as the cash she makes from the works, has been very helpful in doing a lot of issues.

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“I’m reaching so much with the cash I get for the providers I supply. I assist myself and my household. I additionally help my brothers and sisters, who’ve one drawback or the opposite, together with different folks outdoors the house,” Hafsat stated.

Her husband has been supportive of her work though she is in a discipline not regarded as a girl’s.

“The truth that most of these seen repairing electrical home equipment are males, doesn’t make my husband dislike the job as a result of no matter he asks me to do, I strive my greatest to do it to his satisfaction. I go away no matter I am doing to take care of him,” she stated.

It’s not simple combining her chores and her work life however for her Hafsat, the formulation is easy as she usually interrupts her work to test on her cooking, and organises her chores earlier than she sits right down to work on electrical home equipment. She additionally makes out time for her youngsters.

“That has by no means been an issue,” she stated. “I attend to them very properly. I ensure that their meals is commonly prepared as a result of I’m devoted to time and that’s the reason, generally, I even have time to take care of youngsters of my neighbour to not discuss of my very own. To maintain them busy, I give my babies one thing to play with whereas I’m going about work.”

Contemplating her unconventional method of studying the craft, her method to problem-solving method is unorthodox. She doesn’t use a meter as a result of she by no means realized how one can use it.

“Whenever you point out the issue of your system, I at all times use the facility to test the issue. When there isn’t any gentle, I wait till energy is introduced again. So, that’s how I do my work. I do know that it an necessary factor to make use of as an electrician or artisan as a result of if there isn’t any gentle, you’ll use it to detect some issues. For now, I’ve not began utilizing it however I hope to make use of it within the nearest future,” Hafsat stated.

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Her ardour for the job could be very apparent and he or she is eager to see different ladies take it up.

“I like this job and name on fellow ladies to have interaction in it as a result of it would assist them and their relations. Ladies shouldn’t be discouraged as a result of nothing is unattainable,” Hafsat stated.

Musa Ibrahim, Hafsat’s husband, stated he was completely happy that his spouse engages herself in electrical work, praying Almighty Allah to assist her notice her dream.

“I’m completely happy that my spouse is nice to that extent. It’s not simple to have such a girl in our society as a result of it’s a job largely recognized to males,” he stated. “It’s a good improvement within the household. I’m very proud of her as a result of generally folks would troop to the home to see how she is working.”

He stated due to how she has been conducting her enterprise and catering for the household and himself, he at all times encourages her by shopping for work instruments each time he comes by some cash.

For Hafsat, the satisfaction she derives from the job is such that she sees herself on this line of labor for a very long time. And that’s good for everybody.


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