Born and raised in Karofi town of Dutsinma local government area of Katsina state, Yazid Surajo who holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from Bayero University, Kano, now picks condemn parts in Lagos.
Surajo had his primary education at Karofi Model Primary School from 1996 to 2002. From there, he moved to GSSS, Karofi, from 2002 to 2008, Siggy stated in an interview published on Saturday, April 17. In 2010, he proceeded to Umar Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, where he studied History. He graduated in 2010.
However, while he was in school, Surajo lost his father who was a police inspector in 2010. Life became hard as the family struggled was unable to have access to the deceased’s entitlement, Siggy gathers.
According to Surajo, it took 10 years before the Police Service Commission finally released to the family, a sum of N3.5 million which was half of the deceased’s entitlement.
“We suffered a lot to see that we got that entitlement in time because of the hardship that we fell into. We were duped by some personnel before getting that sum at the end,” Surajo lamented to Siggy.
After completing his first degree and the youth service in Osun state, Surajo began to think of the next step for him. Luckily, he was selected among the batch A of N-power beneficiaries under the National Social Investment Programme. Beneficiaries under the scheme are paid N30,000 per month.
After his exit from the programme, Surajo moved to Lagos to look for a job. After applying for many white-collar jobs without getting any, the young graduate decided to venture into the scrap business.
In 2018, Surajo was offered admission to study for a Master’s degree in Development Studies at Bayero University, Kano. To pay the acceptance fee, he had to sell his only plot of land. With his commitment, he struggled to complete the programme.