LIFE: I once drove taxi, worked as security –Minister Fayemi
Don’t look down on anyone because of their present circumstances, you don’t know their journey, and where it’s taking them to in the near and distant future.
Fayemi, who stated this yesterday while delivering the 49th convocation lecture at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), advised Nigerian youths to stop complaining and engaging in blame game, as no one owed them anything but themselves.
He said rather than getting angry about the system not working in Nigeria, the youth should think hard about possible solutions and do something about it, citing cases of the founders of Andela and Co-Creation Hub as technology centres doing the nation proud.
He said: “You have to be prepared to bend backwards and do what you might consider to be beneath you, because of the bigger picture.
“When you consider my resume today, you might see the prestigious organisations I have been privileged to work with.
“What you need to know however, is that as UNILAG graduate and a postgraduate student in the UK, I have also driven taxis and worked as a security guard, among several other menial jobs I did in the past to survive.”