By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke
When it comes to doing business in Nigeria, it is believed that the Igbos of eastern Nigeria are number one.
You cannot compete with them. You find them in every good business from retail to shipping, hotel, hospitality, import and export. They are always there. As in their adrenalin for doing business is out of this world.
From the old to the young ones, they blessed with natural business acumen and they have hugely taken advantage of it to create wealth for themselves.
In line with this, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency identifies 5 reasons why Igbo have strong business spirit.
They are will to travel to do business
You should envy the ingenuity and knack for business by the Igbos. Where other Nigerian tribes can never go, you will find the Igbos there. They are on ground fearlessly and painstakingly doing their business. They blend and embrace the culture that you begin to think they are one of them. This is not restricted to the borders of Nigeria.
They don’t struggle with hands on experience
Igbos don’t need or struggle with hands on experience to start a business. They are already set up for success because they haves uncles, aunties, and seniors who are doing business. Hence, they can ease in without stress. They only need to discuss with their significant other that they want to work with them.
They are patient and willing to learn
Despite the fact that they don’t struggle with hands-on experience, they still take time out to learn the tricks of the business they desire to do. You will be shocked that they wait as much as 2 years to learn the business. This is why they are very good entrepreneurs and business men/women.
They love what they do
The Igbos love what they do that is why you find them everywhere. From Yaba to Oyinbo and Ladipo, you find them there. They love what they do and it is also a way for them to survive.
They are natural businessmen and women
You can’t argue with this, the Igbos are blessed with excellent and awesome business men and women.
Adeniyi Ogunfowoke is a PR Associate at Jumia Travel
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