A Nigerian banker has narrated how God used him to elevate a security guard to a better position in the bank.
Ayomide Babalola-mr Flow in his Facebook post, revealed that the security guard had told him about having an OND certificate.
Following a vacant position in the bank, the security guard whose name was given as Idris was able to secure the job through Ayomide’s help, after passing the necessary aptitude test.
THE ONE WEEK MIRACLE
From the first day, I resumed in XYZ branch, September 2015, I had noticed IDRIS.
Chai!!! You could not miss him with his smart and military-like salute for staff and customers.
A few months down the line, he requested to see me and told me, “Oga, I have an OND certificate and I am almost through with my University degree program(Part-Time).”
Wow, I was amazed but happy for him and encouraged him.
Fast-forward to Dec 2019, one of our staff members got a higher role in the bank and was about to be moved to another department. Idris came to me and told me he was qualified and interested in the ‘would be vacant position’. My interest was piqued. Nothing gets me more than people development especially my team members.
One of the initiatives I introduced,(away from the norm,)was insisting that all security guards be part of the daily meetings and knowledge sharing sessions.
This helped them a lot in product knowledge, public speaking and they were smarter and more confident than their contemporaries. This also helped the branch as output was increased and all our KPIs were achieved.
Let me get back to the STORY, and not bore you with HISTORY.
Cutting to the chase, I got in touch with the recruiting department for that vacancy, the aptitude test for that role was scheduled for him, an interview was conducted, he passed all and was given an offer all within a week.
The picture showed us together on his last day as a security guard on FRIDAY and his First day inside the branch the following MONDAY.
The above happened January 2020 and I was deployed to another location shortly after.
I am sharing now (WITH HIS PERMISSION)because I was at his branch yesterday and his supervisors attest to his commitment on the job.
Idris, this is not where you ought to be, but it is better than where you were.
Remember what I usually tell you all; “SUCCESS is where PREPARATION AND OPPORTUNITY meet.
We meet at the top.
LESSONS LEARNT(You may add yours in comment section)
Idris was adept as a security guard. This was evident in the way I noticed his salute out of his colleagues. Add something to the way you work. Those little extras matter.
Be ready to take the bulls by its horns sometimes. If he didn’t approach me to inform me of his academic qualifications and his interest in the vacancy, I would never have considered him.
As a supervisor, you must be approachable and accessible. That category of staff you term ‘unimportant’, are actually very important to you and the success of your team. Your driver, the elevator guy, the security guard, the so-called ‘Contract staff’ in your unit are important!! THINK ABOUT IT.
As a boss, actively seek out opportunities to develop and uplift your team members. They would go all out to ensure your success too.
“What are we celebrating” – Yul Edochie fumes, says Nigerians are suffering
As Nigeria marks her 60th Independence Anniversary today, Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has cried out over the plight of Nigerians.
Yul took to his Twitter handle hours ago, to speak on the country’s Independence Day Anniversary and how there is nothing worth celebrating.
The actor said that he could not wish anybody a happy independence especially because most people were not happy.
The talented movie star went further to list some unfavourable things that had gone on in the country such as fuel price increase, electricity tariff hike, unemployment and others.
Yul Edochie stated that one needed to speak the truth which is that Nigerians are suffering.
He wrote: “I cannot wish anyone a happy independence when my people are not happy.
“What are we celebrating?
“Fuel price increase? Electricity tariff hike? Hardship? Bad roads? Killings everywhere?
“Jobless youths turned beggars?
“The list is endless.
“Speak the truth.
“Nigerians are suffering.”
See his post:
I cannot wish anyone a happy independence when my people are not happy.
What are we celebrating?
Fuel price increase? Electricity tariff hike? Hardship? Bad roads? Killings everywhere?
Jobless youths turned beggars?
The list is endless.
Speak the truth.
Nigerians are suffering.
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) October 1, 2020
Nigerian mother disgraces her daughter after catching her in a hotel room with a man (video)
A video which has gone viral on social media, captured moment a Nigerian mother disgraced her daughter after catching her in a hotel room with a man.
The angry mother who spoke Yoruba, was seen dragging her daughter out of the facility while hitting her intermittently. Where the incident occurred is still unclear at the time of filing this report.
Here is the video below;
”Laycon fans would do well if they formed a political party” – OAP Toolz
Popular Radio Peronality, Toolz Oniru-Demuren, has reacted to the level of loyalty BBNaija winner, Laycon has gotten from his fans.
According to Toolz, Laycon’s fans, who are known as ICONs, would do well if they formed a political party.
Her post on twitter reads ;
Over 900 million votes during the seasons #BBNaija!!!! And a good percentage went to Laycon. Laycon fans would do well if they formed a political party.
Over 900 million votes during the seasons #BBNaija!!!! And a good percentage went to Laycon. Laycon fans would do well if they formed a political party. 🙌🙌
— Toolz O.D (@ToolzO) September 30, 2020
Below are some reactions ;
@AbdulMustapha8 wrote ;
It goes to show U the zeal and enthusiasm amongst the youth, it’s only making up our minds as youths, if we collectively agree we could be a force to reckon with in electioneering in Nigeria politics , imagine if independent candidacy is approved it.
Chidi wrote ;
Maybe INEC should recommend the #BBNaija model of voting to Nigerians (₦50 or ₦100 Naira per vote per candidate whatever the case is). I think it would be interesting to see the outcome.
Edward wrote ;
It doesn’t work that way.
In BBN, you can vote multiple times. In Politics, you can only vote once.
Also, note that the votes also cut across other Africa countries as well…
A movement of the masses can get corrupted by the lures of political positions, e.g NLC
Politics is different from BBN
— Ola (@SH3MEDIA) September 30, 2020
We are waiting for Falz to tell us that he’s interested in politics so we can make him the president. Ojoro no go fit stop us. He shld just mention it n it is done.
— Ipod (@lekan_ipod) September 30, 2020