Rabiu wants to expand his business by advancing into installation of solar panels and inverters; his next goal after that is to work toward electrical security systems.
Rabiu started making steps toward achieving this dream by collaborating with Leadership Initiatives International Business Alliance Program (IBAP).
His business achievements have brought him a lot of success, allowing him to look ahead to expanding the business. He has now almost completed building his new home.
Electrician Community Biographies
Personal Story of Mahmood Alhassan, an employee of Rabiu Electrical Shop:
Mahmood Alhassan has been working with Rabiu for about 10 years, he is one of the employees of Rabiu that is really good at his job, he has been of tremendous help to Rabiu. His loyalty has been one of his strong points.
Mahmood’s father brought him to learn how to make electrical repairs when he was still in Jss 3. On weekends, Rabiu would take him to work sites and teach him how to do the work.
Years after, Rabiu is confident enough to just instruct Mahmood on what to do and leave the work with him knowing that he would get the work done well.
Personal Story of Name:Aliyu Hassan, a child attending school:
Aliyu Hassan, lost his father some years ago and he was left to look to his mum who didn’t earn enough to finance his education, things became difficult for him and his family. Aliyu had to stop attending school.
Rabiu lived in the same neighborhood with Aliyu’s parents, so his mum brought him to learn from Rabiu when he was just 15 years old. Rabiu took him in and began to train him on electrical repairs but when the jobs slowed down Rabiu took him also to learn how to repair cars so he could continue to have some money to help himself and his mum.
For 8 years he has been with Rabiu who has financed his education ad now Aliyu is in SS1. He is able to help himself and his mum.
Personal Story of Hamisu Kuata, Rabiu Electrical Shop Customer:
About 5 years ago Rabiu wired Hamisu Kuata’s house and Hamisu was very impressed with the wiring work.
After the house was finished one of Hamisu’s friends was really liked the way the house was wired and he sought Rabiu to also wire his house.
Hamisu also introduced another friend of his to Rabiu, because of the excellence of his work.
Personal Story of Abubakar Sadiq, Orphan supported by the Rabiu Electrical Shop:
Abubakar Sadiq has been with Rabiu since he was in Primary 2, after he lost his parents.
Rabiu, was friends with Abubakar’s father so he decided to take up Abubakar’s welfare, his feeding, clothing, shelter, and even his education.
Presently Abubakar is in primary 6 and do helps Rabiu with the sales of some electrical materials in his shop.
Story of Chidi Nonso, a supporter of Rabiu Electrical Shop:
Rabiu has known Chidi for 5 years in Bauchi. Chidi has been a huge help and a great counsellor to Rabiu. Rabiu gives him the credit for the growth and present expansion and state of his business saying that Chidi is the reason his business is as strong as it is and why he is able to build his business to this level.
Chidi had encouraged him that he needed to be patient to grow his business and also to put his whole heart and his best into the growth of his business if he is to get the best out of it.
Rabiu admits that Chidi’s advice to him has been priceless. And even financially, Chidi has been one of the biggest investors and supporters of his business.
International Business Alliance Partner Schools
Rabiu’s Electrical Repair Shop has been partnered with:
Development Goals For Rabiu’s Electrical Shop
1. Rabiu wants to learn new techniques on electrical work (especially house wiring).
2. Lack of proper book keeping and management of his income
3. Rabiu seeks better methods to advertise his business and show case the uniqueness of his services.