However, his ambition was foiled by the severe hardship in his household. A very brilliant young lad, Patrick set out in search of menial jobs to enable him to save for his education.
In September 2016, his friend persuaded him to join him abroad for greener pastures instead. With his little savings, Patrick embarked on a journey by land, determined to make it to Europe through Libya. On arrival, he endured rough times and took up several menial jobs to feed. Unable to keep up for too long, Patrick, with the help of the International Organization on Migration (IOM), returned to Nigeria in 2017. His return home was trailed with aggravated difficulties as he had no means of livelihood. Fortunately, he encountered Caritas Nigeria in 2020, got enrolled, was trained and established in barbing business.
A happy Patrick, who earns about NGN1,500 daily, expressed his unreserved appreciation to GIZ for giving him a stable means of livelihood through Caritas Nigeria.