- A young Nigerian, Aisha Janki Akinola, has occupied a position of power among her peers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK
- When Aisha said she was scared of performing below par, many people encouraged her, saying she has got everything to succeed
- Among her plans as the vice president welfare of the students' body is to make sure everybody is heard
A young Nigerian lady, Aisha Janki Akinola, has been elected as the vice president welfare of the student association at the University of Edinburgh.
On Monday, May 24, the lady revealed how she will officially start carrying out her duties, adding that the development has left her with great mixed feelings.
Am I good enough?
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Aisha said that though she was chosen, she has the fear that she may not be able to meet people’s expectations.
The young lady went ahead to say:
“I know, many people think I am not good enough even though I am in a space that I deserve to occupy. I think it’s the imposter syndrome kicking in. And I’m sure many of you can relate.”
Success may come despite all
The Nigerian said that despite everything, a voice in her head keeps telling her to be positive in the face of adversity.
“There’s the reality of my past and history that tells me I shall be victorious. And then it all goes away: the noise, the doubt and the fear. The torch has been lit. Now we wait and see if the fire lasts me to June next year.”
When someone, Nawal Faz, asked her what her leadership plans are, the lady said she will be using the power invested in her to drive change in such a way that every student’s voice will be heard.
Below are some of the reactions to her post:
Taiwo Akorede said:
"Hey Aisha! First of, thanks for standing all amidst all odd. Please stay firm with that voice of yours and remain positive. Remember, you didn't start this yourself and you won't go through the journey alone."
Ibrahim Siddiq said:
"Forget about what you might other people might say or think. You have the position... Forge ahead and do your best."
Siggi B said:
"Aisha, you are strategically placed right where you are to give God glory and be the benefit for others! There is no coincidence, only earned grace!"
Another Nigerian represented her country well
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian lady with the Twitter handle @EseKors revealed that she explored the struggles of Nigerians during the EndSARS movement in her project at the De Montfort University Leicester.
In a post on Thursday, May 20, the amazing lady shared the cover page of the dissertation which has the title "Staging a revolution with tweets: How #EndSARS influenced a marginalised protest in Nigeria".
Many Nigerians flooded her comment section with praise as some said that they would really love to read the academic work.