For this POS agent, no cash means no income.

Vol 17 | 13-02-2023

Good morning. 🌞

If you live in Nigeria, you know POS agents are currently the most sought-after group after fuel attendants. With the new naira notes scarcity and crazy-high charges for cash withdrawal
by POS agents, it’s easy to imagine these guys are swimming in money.

We got a POS agent for today’s #NairaLife. While he confirms he makes more money now, he admits the cashless policy threatens his business and wants to start other businesses ASAP.

In the spirit of looking for better opportunities, this #LoveCurrency subject urgently needs something better to supplement his ₦40k teacher salary. But how does he manage — with a
serious relationship, no less — now?

In this letter:

  • The #NairaLife of a POS Agent Forced to Plot New Business Moves
  • HustlePrint: Everything You Should Know About Becoming an Actor in Nigeria
  • #LoveCurrency: Dating on a ₦40k Monthly Teacher Salary in Port Harcourt
  • Money Meanings: “Cashless Policy”
  • Game: #HowMuchLast
  • Where The Money At?!

The #NairaLife of a POS Agent Forced to Plot New Business Moves

The 27-year-old in this #NairaLife worked security jobs for nine years before saving up to launch his POS business. But now, he might need to find something else because the current cash scarcity is a sign of things to come.

Can he give us his POS machine when he starts the other businesses, though? 👀

Read his story here

Some other great money articles you should read:

Everything You Should Know About Becoming an Actor in Nigeria

Since we shared Jemima Osunde’s hustle story, we
decided to let our first Hustleprint guide answer all the questions you might have about starting an acting career.
What do you need to start an acting career? How many hours a week would you work? How do you start making money? We answered it all.

Here’s all you should know

Dating on a ₦40k Monthly Teacher Salary in Port Harcourt

After losing a marketing job in Lagos, 30-year-old Chidi moved to Port Harcourt. Five years later, he’s managing a ₦40k teaching job, zero savings, ₦300k debt and a supportive girlfriend who believes his hard work will pay off someday.

An excerpt: “In December, the government announced that those loan sharks were illegal, so I’m not paying. I used to be scared of their threats, but now, I’m a comrade. I’ve cancelled borrowing sha. I’m trying to leave this school and look for a better-paying job. If I can find a school that’ll pay ₦150k, that’d be great.”

How does dating on a ₦40k salary work?

Money Meanings

Game: #HowMuchLast

#HowMuchLast is a game where we show you an item and you tell us (and the world) the highest amount you’d pay for it.

Some weeks will be Okin biscuit, some others will be SUVs.

This week, let’s test how much you’re willing to pay for love. So, #HowMuchLast for a Valentine’s Gift Box?

What’s the most you’d pay? Tweet at us here.

Where The Money At?!

We can’t say we’re about the money and not actually help you find the money.

So we’ve compiled a list of job opportunities for you. Make sure you share this with anyone who might need it because in this community, we look out for each other.

Again, don’t mention. We gatchu.

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All good things must come to an end. But not this good thing. We’ll be back next week.

In the
meantime, keep reading Zikoko’s articles and be sure to share the love.

Till next week…

Yours cashly,


Zikoko’s resident money girl

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