"I Couldn't Afford to Come 2nd": Nigerian Man Shares Inspiring Story of How He Landed Job Abroad, Goes Viral
- The inspiring story of how a Nigerian man landed a job abroad has gone viral on social media platforms and moved many to tears
- According to the man named Toyyib Adewale Adelodun, he came from a poor background, and he made this clear to the interview team
- Toyyib said he did not even leave the premises of the interview venue before he was called and told that he got the job
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A Nigerian man named Toyyib Adewale Adelodun went for a job interview abroad and decided to tell his story.
According to Toyyib, the interview team asked him how he would handle the pressure of work. He told them that he has been under pressure from day one.
He told his story without shame and got the job
The young man said that based on the family he comes from, he has always been under pressure hence work pressure won't affect his performance.
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Toyyib told the interview team how he went to a school his parents could not afford and how his siblings stayed at home due to lack of fees, thereby applying pressure on his childhood.
"I am the first child of an African family. I have been under pressure from day one. I went to a primary school my parents couldn't afford.
"So I had to become first in class every term to keep the scholarship. My books were used to teach my siblings at home, they were out of school, so I couldn't afford to be 2nd in class. I didn't leave the compound before they phoned that I got the job."
See his full tweet below:
Twitter users react
"I just called my 9yrs old son to read this and had a chat with him about the privileges he has, the academic support system and how he must take ownership of his academics and be a role model for his younger sister."
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"I can so relate to this, I am the first girl and I had to take several menial jobs, worked so hard to take care of my younger sister when my mum left us both at 17 and 19. I had to grow up so fast to take the mum responsibility to my dad and my 3 brothers."
Former refugee becomes a PhD holder
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a man who travelled to the United States as a refugee later became a PhD holder.
According to a tweet shared by the man, he was also on his way to becoming a medical doctor.
His story went viral and inspired many hearts on social media platforms.