Man overcomes life challenges, becomes general in the Nigerian Army

Man overcomes life challenges, becomes general in the Nigerian Army

- Pat Akem-Vigir, a retired Nigerian major general, came from a very humble background to achieve great things in life

- According to the successful man, his life took an unexpected positive turn at a time he thought all hope was lost

- Pat did not only rise to a high rank in the Nigerian Army, but he also has two masters, a law degree, and now a PhD

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A Nigerian, Pat Akem-Vingir, a former major general in the Nigerian Army, has narrated his grass-to-grace story to inspire many.

In a LinkedIn post, Pat said going by how rough his early life was, he should not be where he is today, adding that he lost his dad when he was in primary school.

He added that because he could not attend a normal college, he had to go to a teacher’s college, a set up that was to make him a tutor for the rest of his life.

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Pat said that just as he was thinking his future was bleak, he got selected by the Nigerian Defence Academy.

Pat said when he lost his dad, everything looked dim for him.
Photo source: LinkedIn/Pat Akem-Vingir
Pat has two master's degrees, a law degree and is a PhD holder. Photo source: LinkedIn/Pat Akem-Vingir
Source: UGC

Despite not being fully prepared, he passed and got in and God with him, he received several promotions in the Nigerian Army till he got to the position of a major general.

For a person whose future once looked dim, he now has two master's degrees; one from the University of Kent, UK in defence and strategic studies. He got his law degree from the University of Lagos and was later called to the bar.

Now with a PhD, he said that trusting in God really works and it was Him that made him achieve great heights.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian lady, Chioma Ikwuegbu, achieved huge success despite all odds and leaving home at the young teenage age of 17.

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She studied at the University of the Philippines. In a tweet on Tuesday, October 6, the lady said prior to leaving the house, she was naive and had always been under her parents' shield all her life.

Out to face life, the lady confronted unimaginable challenges that dampened her many times. According to her, she trudged on despite all till she reached her goal.

At the age of 24, Chioma does not only have two university degrees, she is also a medical doctor, making her the first in her family with that feat.

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