A Nigerian woman who repairs car air conditioner has shared her experience in a field dominated by men
Abimbola Adedigba, who began fixing AC’s as an apprentice said many thought her male boss would impregnate her when she was still learning.
Speaking with BBC News Yoruba, she said her mother asked her to acquire the skill and she has been doing the work for 16 years.
According to Abimbola, she doubted herself when she started as an apprentice and she would always pray that nobody would patronise them at the time because she didn’t know how to loosen a bolt.
She said she was the only apprentice at the time and many felt she wouldn’t graduate from being that because of her gender.
The female artisan said after graduating, people began to patronise her because they feel she would be honest as a woman.
In her words: “A lot of people like the fact that a woman repairs air conditioner. Some people tell me that they were referred to me because I’m good at what I do.”
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