Friday, 21 July 2017

A Lagos Combi Bus 'Danfo' Conductor Now PhD Holder

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Olu wrote this inspiring story on his wall;

20 years ago, the only thing I had was a dream. Though I had beautiful dreams, the physical resources to meet my heart desires were beyond my reach. I was homeless, worked as a motor boy or bus conductor (Nigerians will understand this)…. Despite all these challenges, I dedicated at least 2 hours each day to develop myself. I was told several times to quit trying. I was told to stop dreaming….

To keep the story short, in 2006 I had my first degree and I graduated top in my class. In 2010, an MSc; in 2011, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge; in 2016, a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University Australia.

 I was privileged to complete my studies on a full international scholarship from Australian Government/Griffith University. I had my official graduation ceremony in December 2016.

May I use this opportunity to thank Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, Australian Government, and Griffith University for their generosity. I hope someday I’ll be able to give back to support other students to achieve their dreams.

I would like to encourage every man and woman out there that, “never stop dreaming”. The New Year is another opportunity to dream afresh. Develop actionable plans to see your dreams come to fruition. I know that with a great dream on your mind, actionable plans to back it up, a strong “never-to-give-up” attitude, and God on your side, you can become whatever you choose to be. And no kings, no lords, no knaves can say you nay.

It may seem late, start all the same. It may seem impossible, don’t be afraid to start. On your journey to significance, many will shut you down or try to redefine your vision, never give them a chance or allow them to distract you.

This is just the beginning, we’re just warming up, let’s meet at the top! Please feel free to share the story; you have my permission)


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