"I Pursued My Dreams": Nigerian Man Who Was an Apprentice at Alaba Market Bags PhD, His Photos Go Viral
- A Nigerian man who courageously pursued his dreams has finally graduated from the university with a PhD
- Aloysius Odii used to work at the Alaba International Market, Lagos as an apprentice to a business mogul
- The man later left the services of his boss and went back to school to pursue his studies, and his effort paid off
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A Nigerian man who courageously pursued his academic dreams has finally bagged a PhD.
In a Twitter post, the man named Aloysius Odii said he graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsuka, UNN.
According to Aloysious, before deciding to return to school, he had worked as an apprentice to a business mogul at the Alaba International Market, Lagos.
Former apprentice bags PhD at UNN
Aloysius said he finished his secondary school before working at Alaba, but the urge to go to school remained strong.
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He said he was always reading books while in the market, and his then-boss had told him to try and concentrate on business.
Along the line, he left the market to pursue his dreams. He said in the tweet:
"After secondary school, I served as an apprentice to a business mogul at Alaba market. My oga often gets furious seeing me read and even advises me to be serious. I had to leave and pursue my dream. I am happy to say that I got my PhD and was part of the convocation ceremony at UNN."
Now, his efforts have paid off, as he now possesses a PhD.
See the full tweet below:
Reactions from Twitter users
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"Congratulations. However your oga wanted you to succeed in business. Na you go do apprentice. You preferred to succeed in academics that's why you left, not bcos your oga was misguiding you. Alaba Int'l no dey award PhD. Na millionaire in business Alaba dey produce."
"Your oga actually wanted u to succeed in business as well.. Make una stop all these kind narratives abeg."
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In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian student graduated with a first-class abroad.
Before travelling to the UK to study, the man graduated with a third class from OAU.
Many people were stunned when he told his story on Twitter and posted photos of his certificates.