The following jobs may soon come to a complete halt in Nigeria; just the same way much wildlife is disappearing from our forests.
Here are some of those jobs that are seriously endangered of extinction.
Nowadays, people prefer to send their letters via social media rather than going to the post office. The post office was once known for her overcrowding but that’s not the case nowadays.
Machines can easily replace most services rendered by cashiers in banks and other places. Only human preference and level of illiteracy is holding this back. This will surely be overcome with time.
You know why? The government of our country now prefers to award road/railway/construction contract to foreigners mostly from China and Korea, rather than giving this to engineers in Nigeria. Very soon many Nigerians who studied this course may find it difficult to express their knowledge and ability in this field.
Who are those that buy newspapers? They are mostly old people who have little or no knowledge of the internet. The youths of nowadays simply prefer to view news and happenings on bloggers sites and other websites.
Fine Art (Drawing)
There are some newly developed apps for phones/computers that can sketch, design, paint and bring out great artworks. They can change human pics to pencil or cartoon type. This can easily be enlarged and printed out which really save time and money.
Since the emergence of camera phones, many photographers now complain that people now prefer to snap pictures with their phones rather than coming to them.
Wrist- watch Repairing
Many people nowadays don’t consider going to repair their wrist watches when they get spoilt due to the presence of time on their phones. So if you don’t want to die of hunger, better don’t risk learning this trade.
Almost all Nigerians now own a GSM. Besides, many telecommunication network service providers now offer calling rates at cheaper prices. With this, I don’t see any reason going to call at a call centre.
Cyber Cafe/Business Centres
Just like GSM very soon many Nigerians would be proud owners of their own computer laptops, and printers. When this happens, so many of them would prefer to carry out their transactions online in their homes to going to cafes.
In states like Lagos, riding motorcycles had been barred in many of their highways. There is still high tendency that other states may still regulate this rule.
There are various machines and robots that can equally perform this job. But human preference and the high capital involved is still holding this back.
Many youths in Nigeria are now running away from farming. They now prefer white collar jobs. I hope one day, we won’t be employing labourers from countries like Togo, Mozambique and Niger Republic to come and work in our farms for us.