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Meet Lady Who Became Mechanic Despite Gender Stereotype, Dreams to Own Her Own Shop

Cursory: The story of a young Lady who aspires to one day run her own mechanic business has been brought to light. Tawalkalt Onize claimed that she had always desired to be a mechanic and that she seized the chance without hesitation. She shared that becoming a good mechanic is her greatest desire and some of the difficulties she faced on the road there.

Kogi State native Tawakalt Onize grew up aspiring to be exceptional. She had a keen sense of direction that led down an individual route.

She claimed that being a female mechanic was something she loved, in addition to wanting to be a person who thinks outside the box. She felt exhilarated by the prospect of being able to diagnose cars and restart them after they had been knocked down. She has an endless desire for this.

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In a conversation with Legit.ng, Onize said: “I just want to do something different, not what my fellow ladies do, I want to do something outstanding for myself.”

Many people who knew Onize claimed that they did not know any other female mechanics in their neighborhood and had never seen one before she started to follow that profession.

Only about 26% of mechanical engineers in the US were women as of 2016, according to a research by the Society of Women Engineers. This shows that there are still a lot more men than women employed in this sector.

However, there is no current information on the proportion of women mechanics in Nigeria. However, only 6% of all mechanics in Nigeria are female, according to a survey by the Training and Employment of Artisans in Nigeria (TEAM-Nigeria).

Onize applied to Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa to study mechanical engineering since she was passionate about cars. Onize, a field practitioner of the talent, claimed that the typical barrier is a dearth of functional equipment.

“Well, lack of working tools. This is at the top of the challenges. Sometimes there are some things that I can’t really do myself. For example, after loosening the engine to bring it out I need support from my colleagues due to no crane available for me to bring the engine out myself.”

The trailblazing Kogi-born mechanic said that being a good female mechanic is achievable with determination and patience. She told Legit.ng:

“Being a mechanic as a lady required lots of hardwork and determination, persistent, and patience. If you don’t have this, there is no way… But the beautiful part of it is that being a Mechanic is very interesting especially as a lady.”

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