- A 25-year-old Nigerian lady who works as a waitress in Lagos has built a bungalow for her parents
- The lady said she began shouldering the responsibilities of her family since the demise of her father
- She opened up on how group contributions made not only the building project possible but other financial commitments
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A young Lagos waitress has set social media buzzing after constructing a bungalow for her parents.
A Facebook user identified as Innocent Tino shared the news on the social media platform as he urged netizens to stop complaining and rather start saving.
He said the 25-year-old lady did it courtesy of her salary and tips she put into her ajo - a Yoruba word for group savings or contributions.
Tino shared his chat with the lady where she revealed that she turned the breadwinner since the demise of her dad.
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She also stated that the group savings helped her train her siblings in school as well as set up a hair business.
It was also from there she got money to organise her late dad's funeral. When Legit.ng contacted Tino to enquire how the lady was able to save such money in the face of her responsibilities, he replied:
"She said she worked for 2yrs and did ajo (meaning contribution in English) as a sacrificial means."
Social media reactions
Empress Salisu said:
"On the island?
"Ajo is good but ion wanna bliv it.
"How much is her salary? how much is the daily tips?
"From thr tips and salary combined,she feeds her family,commute herself to work and home,clothing,data etc.
"Naso everyone dey talk say na hard work until proven otherwise.
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"I knw angels in human form do help though!"
Uchenna Onungwa said:
"I'm an Architect. It is not feasible for a waiter even on 50k salary to build this in less than 3 years. Unless there are other avenues of income. This not viable. Quite impressive though."
Odemero Onome said:
"At 25 she built a house for her parents and also taking care of her siblings. How long has she been in this business? That was how Regina Daniel built a house for her parents and we taught it was only hard work not knowing that a man was behind it. I can only believe her if she says she assisted her parents to complete their building."
Clara Ojiego Nnadiri said:
"Small girl with Big God believe them at your own peril nde Ara mba ona aru na oil company Ana akogheri."
Ifeanyi Cosmas James said:
"Congrats to her.
"If she say she build am from her salary then she did, why una dey look for problem where there's none."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a lady rejected by her dad over her disability had built mum a house.
Devotha was born in the year 1999 with her feet backwards and this affected the lady's life, but she decided not to give up against all odds.
According to Afrimax who did a documentary on the lady's life, Devotha's condition made her a subject of ridicule and rejection by people. Her dad eventually joined the 'rejection wagon' and abandoned Devotha with the mum to start a new family elsewhere.