- A Nigerian man has taken to social media to inspire people that success is achievable if they don't give up in what they believe in
- The man identified as Adetunji Adeniran was offered an admission into the World Business Dialogue but he didn't have money for a visa and ticket to Germany
- According to him, after borrowing money to process his visa, the next challenge for him was how to fly to Germany
A Nigerian man identified as Adetunji Adeniran has taken to social media to narrate how he got a free flight to Germany for an event some years ago as a student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
Taking to his Twitter page, Adeniran said he applied for the World Business Dialogue, an annual student convention, held at the University of Cologne in Germany.
His application was accepted but he was expected to sponsor his trip from Nigeria to Germany.
In his words:
"The conference would be responsible for my accommodation and transit within Cologne. But each participant was to be responsible for transportation from home country to Cologne. I was excited and sad at the same time. Excited that I got in as one of the few Africans."
Adeniran said after his visa interview, he started thinking of ways to buy flight ticket, adding that he searched the internet for various cheap tickets and many cheap routes to Germany.
In his words:
"Alas, there was none. Not even through the popular Mediterranean sea... LOL. My visa was approved by the German embassy."
He then thought of writing airlines to allow him occupy one of their empty seats when flying out of Nigeria.
"One day while surfing the internet at Faj Cafe in OAU, an idea struck. When airlines travel out of Nigeria, they definitely should have empty seats. Not every time the seats are always full. Why can't one of the airlines give me one of these empty seats to support my travel?"
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Some of the airlines he wrote declined while others didn't get back to him. He then decided to focus on Lufthansa and write their then head of marketing identified as Adenike Macaulay.
According to Adeniran, Adenike didn't reply the email he sent to her and he decided to visit her in the office.
The woman was surprised that the man who had sent her an email decided to show up in person. She didn't only give him a free return seat to Frankfurt, she also gave him a free train ticket from Fankfurt to Cologne.
In other news, a Nigerian man in Italy has taken to social media to urge people to come to his rescue in his quest to return home.
According to the man identified as Elijah Amusan, he travelled from Nigeria to Italy in 2016 and tried to get documents but all to no avail.
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In a video shared on Facebook, Amusan said he couldn't work in Italy because he wasn't able to get documents.