Is Traffic Hawking The Hardest Hustle In Nigeria?
Street and traffic hawking is the order of the day in most major cities in Nigeria such as Lagos. It’s however not a child’s play. Traffic hawking is a hard hustle. The hardship emanates from the stress involved in it and the dangers those hawking are exposed to. The major cities of Nigeria are becoming choked up as a result of street hawkers. Traffic hawking is an activity that involves selling of goods along busy roads and street. Hawkers sell any item one can think of.
Below are reasons why Traffic hawking is the hardest hustle in Nigeria:
1. Prostitution and Rape
Those involved in street and traffic hawking are exposed to quite a number of dangers. One of such is prostitution. Some ladies that hawk have been forced into the act. It is a bad way to live when the dangers associated with it are considered. Most of the prostitutes we see today started on a small scale and then grew to become professionals. Some of them got involved in the act at tender ages while they were hawking.
Also, rape is another problem that makes hawking a hard hustle. Many young girls have been abused sexually on many occasions. The men involved in the abuse may initially appear as being nice but end up abusing the girls sexually.
2. Poor Education
Those involved in street hawking do not have the opportunity to enjoy sound education. Where will they have the time to go to school since their entire time is spent on the street? As a result of being deprived sound education, they face challenging situations in their future.