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4 Reasons Why Everyone Must Not Be a Doctor

One of the most abused courses in Nigeria is Medicine and Surgery; and probably Law. Do not get it twisted; these professional courses still have their integrities intact, but wherever stereotype and idolization are enshrined; over exaggeration and perpetual abuse is inevitable. I think it wise to rephrase my first sentence at this point: One of the most abused courses by both the literate and illiterate population of Nigerian adults is professional courses; especially Medicine and Surgery. Can you crack a smile now dear enthusiastic aspiring Medical Doctor? *Winks*.

We live in an age and a period in history where courses; handpicked courses are overrated. Such courses are Medicine and surgery, Law, Pharmacy, Accountancy, etc. Oh no! Engineering too! Pardon my forgetfulness. It is very inattentive of you to assert that in every Nigerian home you have never heard any parent say “My little Nkechi will be a Doctor when she grows up”. If there is any Nigerian parent who does not do such; please send some gold medals to such a parent! He/she deserves to be in the Guinness Book of Record for the most outstanding Nigerian parent.

So I ask for the hundredth time; WHY EVERYONE MUST NOT BE A DOCTOR? The Emphatic answer is N- O. A big fat N; and a way bigger and rounded O.

Everyone must not be a doctor. If everyone in destined to be a doctor; engineer, banker or lawyer; who will be a barber, tailor, teacher, hairdresser, carpenter, and vender? All these latter careers are noble and very essential and deserve maximum respect and acknowledgment.

It is erroneous and silly for virtually any parent to ever urge their children to be Doctors; Lawyers; or in any profession that enjoys the privilege of maximum, ill necessitated respect adulated to it. It is grossly silly for people who are not in a well respected and overrated profession to be ridiculed and demeaned. Beyond this; it is also very immature for unnecessary adulation to be given to doctors.

Oh trust me! It is not easy to study the entirety of human body in its healthy and unhealthy state. It is even more difficult to cram or rather, study, all the parasites and how they impede normal body functioning. Doctor risks their lives; study hard for efficiency, and work long hours saving lives.

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But No! A wrong image and fictitious type of this profession should not be made.

Why must everyone not be a Doctor?

  • Passion: Being a doctor requires passion; dedication, diligence, doggedness, and patience. Passion to help cure people; dedication to stay and see through to graduation; diligence to study organs over and over again for mastery. Doggedness to not bolt at your first sight of an open injury, and to ensure that you pass all professional Exams even if you fail any. Patience to become a consultant even if it takes you donkey years.
  • Honesty: Sincerely; we want individuals to tell themselves the truth more, and desist from living a false life. We want the young man who wants to be a farmer to be bold and honest about the career of his choice. I mean! We want that soon-to-be Medical student to be honest and study theatre arts. We want that born Artist to stop writing JAMB for the 7th time (well this is an exaggeration—haha); all in search for a spot in medicine. When we end the false image being painted in the minds of young people concerning medicine; we will have more honest people.
  • Efficiency and Growth: Our nation will grow and become efficiently diversified when individuals embrace other career choices. Not just that; folks will be properly utilized is they engage in careers that suit their natural intuition and gifts. Folks need to channel their strength and attention to courses that suit them. That way; we will have very efficient individuals; who will shine in their various fields of study, and be the best they can be. Stop stressing yourself in a career that was never meant for you. Go for Efficiency! Go for Skill! Go for you!
  • Because everyone should not be a Doctor: Okay! This point sounds funny, but it is true! Everyone must not be a doctor! Doctor (medicine) is not for everyone. Some ought to be a dancer. Some ought to be an actress. Some ought to sell GARRI, and someone has to harvest the cassava for it. Someone has to teach this doctor in pre-nursery; at the crèche; in secondary, etc. someone has to cast news that the doctors will listen to; someone has to be assisting nurse for the doctor’s surgery. Someone has to sell road-side “Okpa” for the doctor; someone will sow his clothes; barb his hair; dry clean his clothes; make his electrical gadgets, and repair his broken furniture. Someone has to repair his spoilt tap and toilet. You see all these someones’s afflicted to the doctor? These someone’s who appear little and insignificant? Those someones are if in their fields of study as endowed by skill and interest; will be the “someone’s” who are not Doctors. A doctor can never be everything and a doctor all at the same time. A doctor must be a doctor, and an efficient Hunter must be a Hunter. All should be accorded equal respect, recognition, and reference. Supremacies  must be discouraged

So dear aspirant of Doctors (does this word even exist? Hahaha); be sure this is what you want. Be sure you want to see sick people all your life. Be sure you are patient enough to listen to patients all your life. Be sure you will be happy being around and seeing the four corners of a hospital all your life.

Be sure you are not living in self-deceit. Be certain this is what you want. If not; Arise dear Aspirant! Run away! Walk fast; go and be that actress! Get the form for that music academy! Proudly become a botanist! Proudly is that Lawyer! Proudly become that farmer! The world is too large, and your life will be too long to be lived in self-deceit. ARISE! Be the best version of yourself.

Dear Doctor; Kudos! Remain focused; diligent, hardworking, passionate and patient.

The world was never ready for honest people!

 

Written By Okoroafor Bernard and published by GT Igwe Chrisent

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Okoroafor Bernard popularly known as Benny is a cool and calculated guy, who loves to share knowledge and impact the people. He is the Founder and CEO of Scholar Insider which is an Education and Jobs Blog.

 

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Crowdfacture Could Become The Tesla Of Africa

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Yes, Tesla (TSLA) is currently one of the top manufacturing companies in the world right now, yet it is so young compared to other manufacturing brands.

Here is why,

Tesla has managed to use modern technology to scale up and become one of the top companies in the world with over $700 Billion in valuation, making it the highest automobile manufacturer in the world and seconded by Toyota.

Some people call Tesla an overhyped company, but let’s appreciate the fact that Tesla’s competitive advantage comes as a result of its dedicated emphasis on research and development (R&D). In fact, many of its rivals have admitted that Tesla’s electronics far surpass their own—a teardown revealed that its batteries and AI chips are roughly six years ahead of other industry giants such as Toyota and Volkswagen.

On this end, Crowdfacture is an African-focused community-driven manufacturing and distribution company with a focus on food production and processing (even though it is poised to go into other sectors).

While Crowdfacture never made any claims about wanting to become the largest manufacturer in Africa, Let’s also appreciate the fact that this is a company that is first to design and build on this kind of business model around manufacturing where it gives anyone the opportunity to become a co-owner of a manufacturing and processing line for life.

Crowdfacture is not playing into car manufacturing like Tesla but got huge potentials and fast growth toward reaching its goals of helping solve the problems of Nigeria by improving local production and creating jobs for the unemployed Nigerians.

Just like Tesla, Crowdfacture is also leveraging on dedicated research and development (R&D) to launch its production lines across several sectors that is considered very vital and crucial to the economic growth of Nigeria.

The company is also promising to back 3rd party manufacturers to foster the growth of other promising manufacturing companies by dedicated founders/manufacturers.

If all things being equal and core goals delivered, Crowdfacture stands a chance to become a fortune 500 company on or before 2030 with a complex production and distribution chain across the shores of Africa.

I personally believe this will be a highly valuable tech company in Nigeria just like what Flutterwave, Paystack, Sumotrust and the rest have done in the fintech space.

It is time to produce and manufacture locally and cut down on the high import rate.

Join Crowdfacture and become a co-owner of a manufacturing line for life. Enjoy 30% dividend on your investment.

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How To Invest 5 Million Naira In Nigeria 2021 – Top 5 Recommendations

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How To Invest 5 Million Naira Or More In Nigeria 

Indeed, 2020 was really a very dramatic year that affected lots of decisions both personal and business. While many markets have been swinging recklessly, it is very easy to get confused when deciding what investment to make that would maximize profits for you. Here at Entrepreneur Platform, we have put some list having looked at the new trends that are working for investors for your own insight on how to invest 5 Million Naira in Nigeria. 

If you wondering where you can invest 5 Million Naira or what sector to explore, below are our recommendations based on the industries capping:

How To Invest 5 Million And Above in Nigeria

  • Capital market
  • Cryptocurrency Investment
  • Forex Or Stocks Trading
  • Commercial agriculture
  • Venture funding via Angel investment

Discussing the best kind of investment with 5 million Naira can be a tricky one but our carefully selected recommendations are sure to help you know your risk appetite.

We have already made 3 recommendations in our previous article on how to invest 1 million Naira where we mentioned 1 of the best investment companies to invest 500k and above if your money is not up to 5million Naira for investment in Nigeria.

How To Invest 5 Million Naira In Nigeria

  • 1. Capital Market: (Invest with SHIFDA on Sumotrust)

According to Wikipedia, “capital market is a financial market in which long-term debt or equity-backed securities are bought and sold. Capital markets channel the wealth of savers to those who can put it to long-term productive use, such as companies or governments making long-term investments”.

One of the best capital market investments in Nigeria to make right now if you have 5 Million Naira and above to invest is by investing into SHIFDA, a fixed hedge fund investment offered by Sumotrust. It is secure and has 0 risks on the investor.

Sumotrust Investment has an ROI of 24% per annum with a minimum investment of 500,000 Naira and a maximum of 100 million Naira per individual.

Minimum maturity is 6 months to as much as 10 years.

With 5 Million Naira into Sumotrust SHIFDA, you will be getting 1.2 Million Naira returns per annum. The most interesting part if it is that its a secured investment.

To get started with SHIFDA by Sumotrust; 

  • Kindly visit www.sumotrust.com and create a free savings and investment account.
  • Login to your account and navigate to the ‘SHIFDA Wallet’ tab from the menu section.
  • Read through the details and follow the instructions given to invest.
  • Once your Investment request has been approved, go ahead and create a ‘Fixed Savings’ in your account, you will see a notification about your account qualifying for SHIFDA. Kindly fill-up the form and complete the process.
  • On the maturity date, your capital and interest will be automatically released into your Kick wallet where you can withdraw instantly to your Bank.
  • 2. Invest in Cryptocurrency:

Cryptocurrency investment is known to be the best investment of the last decade as seen on CNN

In 2020 alone, we save Bitcoin tell to as low as $3700 and in 9 months, went up to as high as over $18400, which is over X4 in ROI. 

Investing in cryptocurrency can be tricky and will cause you to lose money if you don’t know the right portfolios to hold.

If you’re just getting started, definitely, Bitcoin is one if not the only cryptocurrency to hold onto until you gain deeper knowledge and understanding of investing in cryptocurrency.

With platforms like Truzact, investing in cryptocurrency in Nigeria will never be a problem for you; as you can easily make Naira deposits using your Naira debit card or the virtual account number given to you and instantly convert it to Bitcoin.

The platform (Truzact) also allows you to save in cryptocurrencies and earn interest on your savings.To start investing into cryptocurrencies in Nigeria, kindly visit www.truzact.com and create an account, fund your wallet and instantly swap it to your favorite cryptocurrency.

  • 3. Invest in Foreign Stocks or Buy Eurobond.

The Nigerian stock market hasn’t performed really well when compared to the foreign stocks for some reasons like inflation against the Naira and other factors. 

However, investors are resorting to putting their money in foreign stocks where they get to bypass the adverse sides of inflation. You can download the InvestBamboo app from Google Playstore or Apple store, fund your account with Naira and buy US stocks directly from the App. 

Understand that the performance of your foreign stock investment is also determined by fundamental and technical analysis just like investing into bitcoin in Nigeria, so you will also need to do your due diligence before making your decision.

Looking at the 5 investment options in Nigeria listed here on how to invest 5 million Naira, Only investing with SHIFDA on Sumotrust promises secure investment and less risk management.

  • 4. Commercial agriculture

The agricultural investment will remain evergreen because people must eat to survive on daily basis. Anything Agriculture that is well-practiced on the commercial scale is sure to give you high ROI. You can go into non-perishable food production like Rice, beans, maize, melon, etc.

With commercial Agricultural investment, you should be on a 40-100% return on investment if properly done.

  • 5. Venture funding Or Angel investment

Venture funding is one business model that a lot of Nigerians aren’t doing for some reasons but I can tell you it’s a very profitable one. 

Venture Funding or Angel Investing is a type of business investment where one gets to invest a certain amount of money into a Business or startup in exchange for equity in the business. Both profit and losses are shared in Angel investment, meaning that you lose money when the business goes bad and you also make money based on the percentage of the business that belongs to you if the business goes well. 

The difference between Venture funding and Angel investing is that Venture funding lets companies invest in a startup for equity ownership while Angel investing lets you invest in a startup or business as a person. Venture funding is on a company level while Angel Investing is on a personal level. 

You can learn more about Venture capitalism here and Angel Investing here on Investopedia.

So now you have 5 Million Naira to invest in Nigeria but don’t want a secure investment of 24% via SHIFDA on Sumotrust and want something more flexible that lets you enjoy even better return, you can easily bet on a promising startup you trust based on stats and other judging metrics. 

There are lots of amazing startups in Nigeria with good prospects seeking funding to scale up, you can bet on one of them with your money and expect huge returns.

Check out our list of top 10 startups to look out for in 2021.

Still have the question of ‘where to invest my money in Nigeria’? Kindly check out the list of top investment opportunities in Nigeria.

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3 Reasons Why Being Broke Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur In 2020

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