Top 4 Vocational Skills You Can Acquire in Nigeria within Months

Top 4 Vocational Skills You Can Acquire in Nigeria within Months
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Vocational skills have always trended in Nigeria and the constant increase in the country’s population signifies that there is need to acquire one or more vocational skills to overcome the problem of unemployment.

Vocational skills are interesting things to acquire but many Nigerian youths feel reluctant to take up vocational training due to the lengthy duration required to acquire expertise of certain vocational skills. Based on findings, I have come up with the top 4 vocational skills Nigerians can acquire in a matter of months. For the fact that these skills are trendy, they will continue to yield profit.

Laptop/Computer Repair

Laptop repair is a profitable vocational skill which you can acquire within months. Besides the ease with which you acquire it, Laptop repair guarantees substantial profit because laptops/computers are gadgets widely used by Nigerians. When they develop faults, there is always the need to take them to professionals for repair.

Just like phone repair, what guarantees customers’ patronage in phone repair is your proficiency as well as the trustworthiness you show your customers. Moreover, laptop repair is much more profitable than phone repair because you can earn as high as #5,000 (or even more) for repairing just one laptop.

Phone Repair

Millions of Nigerians have phones and it is quite beyond doubt that a multitude of Nigerian adults own two or more phones. Like other gadgets, phones have the tendency of developing faults. When phones become faulty, you don’t expect Nigerians to dispose of them. As a result, phone engineers have the opportunity to make money by repairing faulty phones.

Phone repair is one of the commonest vocational skills in Nigeria and the fact that mobile technology is ever increasing means the business (of phone repair) will remain profitable. Within 3 or 4 months of thorough apprenticeship, you can acquire the basic skills of phone repair. Depending on your expertise and your trustworthiness, customers will locate you. Also, phones develop various kinds of faults and the lowest amount you earn from repairing a single phone is #500. Meanwhile, you can earn far beyond this on a single phone but this usually depends on the fault the phone has developed.

Interior Decoration

People like to beautify their homes with stunning decorations and this is why the services of expert interior decorators are usually in demand. The skill of interior decoration is very easy to acquire and to ensure you acquire it early enough, you need to associate yourself with professionals who get regular inflow of jobs. Week in and week out, professionals are needed to decorate halls especially for events like birthdays, weddings and other dignified parties.


You will find barbers in virtually every cranny and nook of a city. This has made barbing a certified source of income for those who took ample time to acquire the skill. Even if you don’t have enough capital to own a barber’s shop, you still have the chance to meet somebody who is ready to invest in your barbing skill. If you’re professional and trustworthy, you will surely find somebody who is ready to employ you as a barber. But in this case, you should know that not all the profit you make belongs to you. Your employer has his own share of whatever profit you make.
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