Emoyan, 37, is an Urhobo from Agbaroh in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. She attended primary and secondary schools in Warri, the business hub of Delta State. Although her parents wanted her to go on with her studies, for one reason or the other, she could not. She was then advised to seek a trade where she could make a living for herself as a lady. But rather than seek a trade ‘in a woman’s world’ like tailoring or hair dressing, she opted to become a mechanic in the commercial city of Warri.
“My father actually wanted me to continue with my school but I was not interested in school, and so I asked myself what I could do with my life,” she narrated. “Since I could not go to school, my father thereafter advised me to learn a trade but I refused, because my interest or what I wanted to do was to be a mechanic, and that was how I joined the mechanics in Warri.”
Her choice of career may appear baffling to the uninformed, but she told The Authority she cherishes the profession a lot.
Emoyan is happy being the only female mechanic among the over 5000 mechanics in Delta State. And she is agile and active in the association of mechanics in the state, otherwise called the Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association (NATA).