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How A Help Almost Sold Her Boss’ Children Into Slavery



How Well Do You Know Your Artisan? A very good question right? I know you would probably be wondering why I’m asking such a question. Well, the fact remains that a lot of us claim we know or even have a relationship with the artisans who work for us. That plumber, that electrician, that house-help, that hair dresser and so on.

Do these guys really offer the value they claim when met initially? Are they really who they claim to be?

Let me tell you a little story and why it’s a BIG ISSUE to know your Artisan to an extensive level.

I have a friend who employed a house-help about 3 months ago to help with looking after her 2 baby boys. And also to help with cleaning the house. The house-help was recommended by an “Agency” (There are so many of them around currently). No background check was done on the girl, no profiling or the like. All she had was a single Guarantor who was able to stand for her (so we thought). At the time, my friend was desperately in need of a help, as a result of her new Job. So she felt the Guarantor was enough and did not bother to follow up (Big mistake).

A month after the girl (House-help) was employed; the Lady (my good friend) noticed that she was always requesting to go on off duty at least twice a week. The help would call her at work and tell her she needed to visit her people for one funny reason or the other. Unknown to her, this Help was actually making plans to kidnap her bosses 2 sons and sell to some Criminal syndicates. All for a mere N100,000 compensation, N50k for each Child.

As God would have it, the day she planned to execute her diabolical plans, happened to be the same day my friend’s neighbour (They all stay in the same compound) took leave to stay off work. The neighbour saw her leaving the house with the boys on the pretext that she was going to buy some food items for the Children. The neighbour, a bit uncomfortable, knowing that the Help had never taken the kids out to buy anything in the past; decided to follow her discreetly without her notice, at least to confirm she was actually going to buy something.

Cut the long story, the HELP was caught while doing the transaction and the Children were saved. The Parents alerted and the Police involved.

This may seem to be a story with a good ending, but truth be told, there are cases where the end wasn’t as palatable. With the parties involved left with regrets and sorrow.

So back to my question, “How Well Do You Know Your Artisan?”


On, you can be sure of proper verification, as well as proper historical background check and profiling for all Artisans engaged on the platform. equally goes as far as ensuring Artisans are reviewed appropriately before their services are engaged.

So the next time, you want to engage an Artisan, think security.

Engage your next Artisan on and enjoy peace of mind. You can reach Contact Centre for inquiries today via 09090022116 and 09090033116

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Introducing The Nigeria Association of Refrigerators and Air-conditioning Practitioners



Based on research, it’s been established that not a lot of Nigerians, especially Lagos Residents, are aware that there exists a legal Association for Artisans who are into everything Refrigerator and Air-conditioners. Talking about the technicians who Install, fix and maintain these household appliances.

Did you know such an Association existed? My guess is No, you probably didn’t. That’s fine and well understood; hence the provision of this article, to somewhat officially introduce the Nigerian Association of Refrigerator and Air-conditioning Practitioners of Nigeria (NARAP), Lagos Chapter.

The association has been in existence for a number of years now; with members (Artisans) providing installation and maintenance services with regards Air-conditioners and refrigerators to residents of Lagos state. With respect to the services they offer, the association consists of competent and dedicated technicians spread across all the local government areas of Lagos state. Apart from the regular installation and maintenance of the household appliances in question; the existence of the association was to also provide some regulation in terms of consistent quality service with the technicians, as well as verification of licensed technicians.

Partnership with

To further show case their availability as well as make known their services to the public, the leadership of the association in 2016, took a strategic decision to partner with, Nigeria’s No.1 aggregator of artisan/blue collar services in Nigeria. Now, you can comfortably request the services of a qualified and competent refrigerator technician or an Air-conditioner technician, without the fear of getting a less quality service. From the comfort of your home.

You are also guaranteed that proper verification and profiling of these artisans are appropriately conducted before they’re registered on

Services Offered by the Association

  • Air conditioner Installation
  • Air conditioner Maintenance
  • Air conditioner Spare Parts
  • Fridge Installation
  • Fridge Maintenance
  • Fridge Spare Parts
  • Vehicle Air conditioner maintenance
  • Vehicle Air conditioner Installation

Conclusively, when next the need arises to engage the services of an AC technician or a refrigerator technician; don’t look too far. Visit today and request a TRUSTED SERVICE. Note that you can login to rate and comment on the artisan you engage with after the service has been rendered.

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