Prominent Nigerian economist and philanthropist Anthony Onyemaechi Elumelu has recently dropped life changing motivational words for the young striving Nigerians.
Elumelu who is the chairman of Heirs Holdings, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation shared on his Facebook page some old pictures of him in NYSC drinking an inexpensive drink he could afford in those days.
He further narrated how he believed in himself and kept on working harder to get to the peak. He talked about how far he has come from a low yet ambitious life to prominence in the face of the world.
I recall my Youth Service days in Sokoto, a young man, fresh out of school, enjoying the drinks we could afford (lol) and unsure about the next steps.
In my uncertainty, I was sure of one thing, I will stand out wherever I found myself, through hard work and resilience.
I had always admired the banking profession, for one, I loved that the guys in the profession were always impeccably dressed… suspenders were a huge thing then, and I wanted to look like them.
A few years later, after my Masters, I saw the application for graduates with a minimum of 2:1 in All States Trust Bank, this aligned with what I wanted for my life, but my 2:2 grade did not make me qualified, still, I applied, because I identified what I wanted in life and I was going to work towards it. I put in my application and said “Even though I do not meet these requirements if you give me the chance, I will prove myself”. I got this job and spent every day proving myself and earning my luck in the bank.
Do it afraid and do it unsure! To the young ones out there, especially those who just passed out of NYSC yesterday, this is my message to you. The world needs your courage. #FlashbackFriday”
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