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Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by BrainnewsNg(f): 6:43pm On Dec 04
A young man named Toheeb is a Cemetery Attendant in Atan Cemetery in Lagos.

He is part of a team entrusted with the duty of maintaining the War Memorial where the memories of soldiers who died in the World Wars are sacredly guarded.

According to the Cemetery Attendant, Toheeb who recently spoke to Brainnews correspondent in Lagos said;

“My former name is Ayanime. I am from Ikot Ikpene in Akwa Ibom State. I came to Lagos in the year 2008 and found work at the Atan Cemetery. I am part of the team responsible for grooming the World Wars garden.”

Toheeb who changed his name to get a sense of belonging in Lagos State says life has been tough on him.

He is able to offer services that include digging graves. Sometimes he goes through the whole process of digging and burying the deceased for N500.

Often times, he goes home with N4000 from his private burial services. He confirms this as his highest earnings — but one that costs him a lot of energy. Like when he dug a grave for almost two hours.

“I dig sometimes when I don’t have money to eat,” Toheeb opens up.

This compliments his unsteady source of income lending gardening help at the War Memorial. When the man he works with is able to get some jobs, he gives him some cash as his reward. Like his boss, he was not directly employed to work at the United Nations-managed facility.

Simply, they both work for the boss’s father who gives them instructions on what to do.

There appears to be no better option for Toheeb who is able to function as a mechanic and can also lay bricks.

“I don’t have anybody in Lagos except me and my sister. That is why I run out to work hard because I don’t want to feel hungry and I don’t want to steal.

“So that is why I am doing so many odd jobs to get money.”


Toheeb was about to complete his apprenticeship at a mechanic workshop but his boss sent him away until he is able to complete payment for his training.

Still looking to pay for his training, he settles for stipends at the War Memorial.

“The type of help I need is for me to finish my work. Or if I can see a place to learn a new skill and be mentored.

“If I can also be linked with a company that can give me regular jobs relating to my skills, that will be better,”
he concluded.

Until help comes calling, this appears the only opening to assist him in dealing with the challenge of fending for himself.

He wishes himself a character in a better living condition.

Read More At https://www.brainnewsradio.com/meet-cemetery-attendant-who-digs-graves-for-a-living-in-lagos/

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by BrainnewsNg(f): 6:44pm On Dec 04
Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by BrainnewsNg(f): 6:45pm On Dec 04
lalasticlala
Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by zombieHUNTER: 6:45pm On Dec 04
All na hand work

It's survival of the fittest under the dullard of Daura

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by peteruuu(m): 7:12pm On Dec 04
Huh.
That's some real stuffs out there.

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by nifemi25(m): 7:49pm On Dec 04
Op you could have pasted his mobile number or how much he really needed , at least someone might really wants to help him.. ..

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by Timatayo1: 8:06pm On Dec 04
Hausa boys
Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by Timatayo1: 8:07pm On Dec 04
Hausa boys
Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by BrainnewsNg(f): 8:11pm On Dec 04
nifemi25:
Op you could have pasted his mobile number or how much he really needed , at least someone might really wants to help him.. ..

You think so? grin
Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by BrainnewsNg(f): 8:12pm On Dec 04
zombieHUNTER:
All na hand work

It's survival of the fittest under the dullard of Daura

True!!!!! shocked

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by EVILFOREST: 9:04pm On Dec 04
May GOD continue to BLESS the efforts of thy HANDS

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by IbrahimDamola: 10:02pm On Dec 04
All legit work na work. At least he is not selling human parts like we yorubas. grin

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by BrainnewsNg(f): 10:12pm On Dec 04
IbrahimDamola:
All legit work na work. At least he is not selling human parts like we yorubas. grin

Hmmmmmmm

Really?

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by BrainnewsNg(f): 10:13pm On Dec 04
EVILFOREST:
May GOD continue to BLESS the efforts of thy HANDS

Amen!
Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by nazicartel(m): 10:29pm On Dec 04
this one hard ooo
Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by Okoyeebos: 12:10am On Dec 05
IbrahimDamola:
All legit work na work. At least he is not selling human parts like we yorubas. grin

Unlike Igbos who use their mothers for rituals and use the money to play sports betting.

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by visijo(m): 7:50am On Dec 05
My friend impregnated three girls and asked two to abort,,
Then the other one gave birth to triplet,,,,,, Is God not wonderful?

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by TheGreenLand: 7:50am On Dec 05
Dignity in Labour......
Scary!
A kind of job many people will jump pass!

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by hisexcellency34: 7:51am On Dec 05
The guy himself na ghost

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by KingAzari: 7:51am On Dec 05
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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by stanley000: 7:52am On Dec 05
Okoyeebos:


Unlike Igbos who use their mothers for rituals and use the money to play sports betting.
this sports betting is beginning to be an Ibo thing. Go to bet naija shops and they are all there from morning till night

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by sotall(m): 7:53am On Dec 05
Ok
Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by Afobear: 7:55am On Dec 05
Okoyeebos:


Unlike Igbos who use their mothers for rituals and use the money to play sports betting.

Stale Again...

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by IBILEmayweather(m): 7:55am On Dec 05
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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by maxiuc(m): 7:55am On Dec 05
cryit
Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by helinues: 7:58am On Dec 05
Better than ritualist, kidnapper, yahoo yahoo, armed robbers, zombies and wailers

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Re: Toheeb: Meet Cemetery Attendant Who Digs Graves For A Living In Lagos by Makawhizzy: 7:58am On Dec 05
Hustle na hustle as long as it’s legit. Keep up the work and do it as if you are paid better. Never stop looking out for other opportunities

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