- A Twitter user @GyenAbubakar has been caught in the midst of a massive social media engagement following a post he made on the bird app
- @GyenAbubakar shared how much he wanted to learn to code but couldn't afford a laptop or a smartphone
- Abubakar eventually learned to code using his uncle's phone and now has a job where he'd be doing what he loves to do best
A young man with the Twitter handle, @GyenAbubakar has become a source of inspiration on social media after a recent post he made.
The Nigerian man had taken to Twitter to share his success story with users on the app.
In a post he made on his wall, @GyenAbubakar narrated how his passion for coding was met with financial limitations. He wanted to learn to code but couldn't afford a laptop or a smartphone.
He resorted to using his uncle's phone to copy coding content and materials and practice on his own.
As fate will have it, just late last year, he secured a job as a front-end developer, even though he is still without a laptop he is well above where he used to be.
He wants anyone at the brink of quitting to draw inspiration from his story.
"This was me 4 years ago. No phone, no laptop, with the passion to code!
"I'd borrow my uncle's phone to copy content from W3Schools, learn, & practice when I got hold of a computer. Smiling face with open mouth and cold sweat
"Still don't own a computer, but I got a job as Front-end Developer late last year."
Below are some of the reactions seen by Legit.ng:
"Where can I send you some money safely to help buy at least a Rasberry PI or some computer that is good enough? I will be glad to help."
"I know a guy who carries his laptop to Bet9ja shop because of electricity almost every week day. He earns in dollars now. The hustle and grind definitely has its rewards."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported how a man's story changed as he moved from a roadside seller to a corporate worker.
He had started selling little commodities as 'mabuyu' after losing his job and was looking for a way to feed his family.
Now, he has got a white-collar job.
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