Butcher in Kaduna makes N570,000 a Month, Employs 15
A butcher, Alhaji Ibrahim Jarma, said on Thursday that he generates about N570,000 monthly from selling beef in Kaduna.
Jarma, who is the Chairman, Unguwan Muazu Beef Sellers, made this known in an interview with the newsmen in Kaduna.
He described meat selling as a lucrative business with the potential of generating huge employment opportunities for youths.
He said that he started the business 25 years ago with N300 to buy just six kilogramme of beef at that time and made N180 as profit.
“I reinvested the N480 and over the years the business grew into four branches within Kaduna metropolis, generating huge income in hundreds of thousands.
“Currently, I buy a full cow worth N300,000 daily and distribute to all my branches within the town and generate an average of N19,000 profit daily at N1,500 per kilogramme.
“I have 15 workers in my pay role; those who skinned the cow, those who roasts the skin, head, legs and those who sell at my shops and I pay them between N9,000 and N15,000 monthly.
“After settling my workers’ salaries ‘am usually left with a profit of not less than N210,000 every month. This is good business.
“So far, I have built a house, bought a car, went for Hajj, married to three wives and blessed with 15 children, some of which are currently studying in different universities in the country,” he said.
Jarma advised idle youths to key into the business, stressing that the business was better than most white-collar jobs that graduates are seeking for without much success.
According to him, the more cows’ slaughter daily, the more income and the workers one will need to get the job done.
“I assure you that this is a steady business that will remain lucrative as long as man lives, because there will always be demand for beef in large quantity every day.
“The most interesting thing about the business is that it does not require huge capital. With as little as N10,000 you will be on your way to great wealth beyond your imagination.”
He, however, identify unsteady power supply as a major challenge in preserving unsold beef, adding that he spent huge sums in buying fuel for refrigeration.
He called on the government and private organisations to assist small scale beef sellers with financial support to expand their businesses and create employment for youths.