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Banker narrates how he was able to help elevate a security guard to a better position in the bank

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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.

 

He wrote;

 

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.

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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.

 

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“I witnessed that thin line separating life and death”- Speaker Gbajabiamila’s aide narrates how he escaped being crushed to death by a truck in Abuja

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Hamza Ibrahim Baba, the Special Assistant to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Humanitarian Affairs, escaped death in a multiple collision that left one person dead.

 

"I witnessed that thin line separating life and death"- Speaker Gbajabiamila

 

The accident which occurred on Friday, November 27, at Mpape Junction along the Nmandi Azikiwe Express Road in Abuja, involved a fuel tanker and two tipper trucks.

 

 

Read his post below:

 

It was so close.

 

Yes it was so close this afternoon at Mpape Junction along the Nmandi Azikiwe Express Road. I have not recovered from the shock of what happened and the reality is dawning on me that I could have been history.

 

Today I witnessed that thin line separating life and death. I escaped by the grace of ALLAH S.W.T because it is not yet my time. But it was so close.

 

I planned to meet Julius the P.O.P guy who I earlier called to meet me at that junction by 1.00pm. I later rescheduled the meeting to 3pm because of Friday Prayers. I arrived at that our meeting point 1 hour later by 4.00pm. Julius had waited and had left by the time I arrived and therefore I had to wait for him to come back.

 

While I was waiting for Julius, the ugly incident happened. A tanker carrying fuel came out from Mpapae with speed and hit another tipper also emerging from same direction carrying stones. Before my eyes, the trailer fell down and summersaulted and hit another tipper which also fell and came towards where I was parked with high speed.

 

I was seeing it coming towards me and I was so perplexed I couldn’t do a thing. It happened so suddenly and so spontaneously I thought it was all over. I just closed my eyes praying and waited for the collision when the tipper screeched to a halt just about 2 fts or less away pouring tones of stones on my car.

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I couldn’t remember how I managed to drive a few metres away. I couldn’t see the road because of the dust and so much pandemonium as people were running away from the accident scene in different direction.. It was a miracle but somehow Allah S.W.T had destined we have more days to live. I later learnt one person wasn’t so lucky as he was crushed by the tipper.

 

Julius my guy came running towards my car crying and asked whether I was safe. He hugged me and I couldn’t hold tears running from my eyes. I could see his genuine concern for my safety.

 

I don’t know how to do Thanksgiving because we don’t really do it, but all I will say “it was so close”. I will surely do my own version of Thanksgiving.

 

Alhamdulillah MaashaAllah. We shall all live long InshaAllah. Not only we live long, but our long lives shall benefit and impact positively on others.

 

I really deserved not only prayers but bottle of coke from you.

 

May Allah safeguard us.

 

"I witnessed that thin line separating life and death"- Speaker Gbajabiamila"I witnessed that thin line separating life and death"- Speaker Gbajabiamila

"I witnessed that thin line separating life and death"- Speaker Gbajabiamila

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Lady given thread and needle to sew her ripped jeans before she could get a National ID in Port Harcourt

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Twitter influencer, Lazy Writa has narrated how a lady was allegedly given a thread and needle to sew her ripped jeans before she could get a National ID in Port Harcourt.

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He stated that this happened even after the lady paid N3,000 to get the I.D Card. He also claimed that another girl was sent home for wearing short skirt on grounds of “not having respect for the Nigerian government”.

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“The God that did my own will do yours too” – Nigerian lady celebrates as she enters airplane for the first time in her life

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A Nigerian lady, Olawunmi was full of smiles on Friday, November 20, when she boarded an airplane for the first time in her life.

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The first time flier shared the good news on Twitter along with photos of herself about to board the plane.

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“The God that did my own that I enter aeroplane today for the first time will do yours too o” she wrote.

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