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To go into retirement after serving for a number of years in the public and private sectors is a blessing. Do you know the number of people their appointments were terminated or died? It is not a sentence to sickness or death but many people are making it look so. This is because there were no plans on ground on what to do after retirement. In this post we shall discuss some of the business ideas for retirees.

For someone who used to wake up early, move about from house to office from one office to the other: who was not used to sitting down in one place:. All of a sudden after retirement the person becomes idle, sits down on one spot to watch African magic and the rest of them. In no distance time the person will become sick. Some of those illnesses includes: stroke, hypertension, diabetes, high blood pressure, swollen feet etc.

This can be prevented by making plans ahead, and creating Business Ideas. you don’t have to wait until you reach retirement age before making plans or after retirement. Every adult needs to plan for old age not only Government or private sector workers alone. As long as you are involved in one or more things that bring money start making plans for tomorrow. Are you a trader, business person, office worker, sole proprietor etc. we are all in this matter.

 

Business idea for pensioners

  • Consultancy
  • Provision shops
  • Farming
  • Water business
  • Sub distribution business
  • Teaching
  • Day Care/Home Lesson
  • Volunteer Work
  • Trade
  • Middleman
  • Storage Business
  • Loan Business
  • Charcoal business
  • Selling of drinks
  • Ice block business

 

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These businesses are not supposed to be strenuous but something that can keep you busy or move about.

Farming

You don’t need to cultivate an expanse of land any available space in you compound or where you are Living is okay for farming. Don’t also say you are living in a compound that has interlock because it is not an acceptable excuse. If you are living in a cemented environment you use sack to plant by now you must have heard about sack farming.

 

If you have space enough to put 20-100 sack bags you will not only keep yourself busy but have means of income. You can plant any kind of vegetable in the sack bags. It could be a type of vegetable or different kinds. Such vegetables include; okra, ugu, pepper, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, spinach, Ewedu etc. You can also plant fruit crops (short term): cucumber, watermelon, carrot etc. Other crops to plant are cowpea, maize etc.

 

 

Trade Business Idea for Retirees

It could be any trade you have interest in. such as: clothes, petty trading, buying and selling, grain storage, pap business etc.

 

Middleman

Depending on your location you can be a middle person for buyers of certain products. Especially for exporters or distributors. If you are in the North you can source for crops like: beniseed, moringa, cashew nuts, grains. etc for exporters. When you link them up with buyers they will pay you commission. Sometimes you can add money to the original price and sell at your own price to buyers.

 

Selling of Drinks

Get a shop in a visible environment and start setting drinks in wholesale and retail prices.

 

Storage Business Idea for Retirees

Storage business is a good entrepreneurial idea for retirees. You can store red palm oil and resell at a later time for profits. Melon can be bought during on season July and resell during off season from March to June.

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How To Prepare Appetizing Peppered Snail

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How To Prepare Appetizing Peppered Snail

Snails have a tender texture and simple taste & absorb easily in any type of sauce you prepare them in. On this post, you will be taught how to prepare appetizing peppered snail.

How To Prepare Appetizing Peppered Snail

Recipe

  • 6 Medium scotch bonnet pepper
  • 4 Medium tomatoes
  • 1 Medium onions
  • 1 Slice green bell pepper
  • 4 Extra-large snails
  • Curry powder
  • Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ugu leaves

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Procedure

  • How you wash your snails matters a lot. Your snail should be high-pitched spotless without mucus or odor.
  • Once you unshell the snail, wash off the first mucus off with alum twice before adding Garri on it and use the Garri to scrub every angle of the snail appropriately.
  • Throw out the Garri and wash the snail with clean water.
  • Pour the snail in a pot and add water before placing on the fire to boil
  • Throw out the water after boiling for 5 minutes,
  • Take away the snail and wash properly. After which you add salt to it and scrub properly. This is to avoid the odor linked with the snail
  • Pour the snail into a clean pot with water and pour little of the chopped onion, salt, seasoning and little curry powder then let it cook for 30-35minutes
  • Remove the snail from the stock after 35minutes,
  • Fry the snail
  • Blend the peppers tomato and left over onions then boil
  • Boil until the mixture is totally dried but not burnt
  • Drop a pan on the fire with vegetable oil and allow it to get hot
  • Add in the boiled tomato fry for 2minutes before adding salt, seasoning and little curry powder
  • Pour a little sliced Ugu leaf and fry up for 6 seconds
  • Add the hot fried snail and continue stir frying for 1 minute (the snail should go immediately into the pepper sauce immediately as its taken off the hot oil. this will let the pepper sauce enter the snail making it more delicious)

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How To Make Kuli Kuli (German Stone)

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How To Make Kuli Kuli (German Stone)

Kuli kuli is a West African Snack that is mainly derived from groundnut. The Nupe people of Nigeria were the first to make it. Kuli kuli is also known as German stones, the rock or peanut balls. On this post, we will learn how to make Kuli kuli (German stone)

Kuli kuli is frequently consumed alone or with a combination of cassava flakes. It is usually molded into various shapes and traded in see-through nylons and it remains a snack to eat any day, anytime.

How To Make Kuli Kuli (German Stone)

Recipe

  • 2 cups of groundnut
  • Groundnut oil and a tea spoon of ground pepper
  • ½ spoon of ginger powder
  • Potash (Optional)
  • Kitchen Utensils and Appliances Needed
  • food processor
  • Non sticky frying pot
  • Muslin cloth
  • Plastic bowl

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Procedure

  • Pour the groundnuts and ginger into the powerful food processor, and set to rotate until the nuts are almost turning to a pastry form.
  • Scoop the pasty nut into a clean and dry muslin cloth and press out the oil as much as you can. Don’t anticipate seeing a lot of oil. This step is very important as it decides how crispy the kulikuli will be.
  • Add the compressed peanut into a plastic bowl, pour the powdered pepper.
  • Combine the parts using your fingers and outline using your palms to your desired size.
  • Drop the non-sticky pan on cooker and pour enough groundnut oil to fry the balls. You can also add potash and onion to provide flavor into the oil but it is optional.
  • Before the temperature of the oil arrives a frying point, pour the shaped balls into it and keep turning until all sides of the balls transforms to brown.
  • Bring out the kuli kuli into a plate and let it cool.

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How To Prepare Isi-Ewu (Goat Head Soup)

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How To Prepare Isi-Ewu Goat Head Soup

Isi ewu, goat head soup is a dish from Igbo land of Eastern Nigeria. Just like Nkwobi (cow foot), Isi ewu is more tasty for the addition of the fatty brain of the goat. On this post, you will learn how to prepare isi-ewu (goat head soup)

How To Prepare Isi-Ewu (Goat Head Soup)

Recipe

  • One goat head
  • 2 Onions
  • 2-3 roasted calabash nutmeg,
  • 4 pieces of habanero peppers (Ata rodo),
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Salt to taste.
  • 200ml of Palm oil
  • Water
  • Thyme, curry and potash (Kaun)
  • Ground crayfish
  • Utazi leaves

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Note: The utazi leaf is added to enhance some bitter taste to the Isi-Ewu whereas potash (kaun) is added to make the palm oil thicken up.

Preparations

  • Chop your goat head into tiny bits .
  • Rinse the whole meat properly after using foam and hard sponge to scrub dirt mainly in the ears and tongue part.
  • Rinse and cut the fresh utazi leaves into little pieces
  • Soak a tea spoon of potash or kaun in a little quantity of water and allow it melt properly before filtering the water
  • Rind, rinse and cut one onion into ring shape and keep aside.
  • Grind the onion and pepper into pasty form. pour just a small quantity of water if it’s necessary you want to grind.
  • Drop the goat meat portions into a big pot and place on a cooker
  • Pour a little quantity of water sufficient to cook the meat, because there is no need for stock water.
  • Pour the two cube seasonings, each spoon of thyme and curry & cook for at least 20 minutes.
  • Add salt and let it cook for up to 10 minutes. When the meat pieces are soft enough, keep separately
  • In a different pot, pour palm oil, the sieved water of potash gently into the pot containing palm oil and mix using a wooden spatula until the oil goes totally yellow.
  • Pour 2 table spoons of crayfish and mix.
  • Pour the grounded (Ehu seeds) calabash nut Meg, grinded onions and pepper (to taste) and a small amount of sliced utazi leaves.
  • Pour the prepared goat head meat bits into this mixture and mix properly.
  • Allow it cook for little minutes under low temperature until it is intensely hot.

In most Nigerian eateries, Isi Ewu is served in a calabash or any woody material with a little amount of onion and some portions of fresh Utazi leaves on it. This makes it very natural and colorful.

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