Grass To Grace Story of Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker

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Very Inspiring story. Mudashiru Obasa, a politician representing Agege Constituency 1, who started his life as a street hawker who sold Nylon bags and wrist watches and later became a bus conductor and Laborer, all to eke a living while growing up in Lagos, today became the new speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly. He is pictured above taking his oath of office. Congrats to him. Read about his early beginning below…

“I grew up in the Papa Ashafa area of Agege and there is hardly anything I have not done to make money, except armed robbery. Maybe I was too young to be an armed robber, but talking about hustling, there is hardly any type I have not gone into. I did all this on my own volition and not because my father could not afford to pay my school fees, but the friends I grew up with were always in one engagement or another. We would go to Agege Motor Road to sell nylon bags.
Then, 12 nylon bags is half the price when we buy and you would make times two of the amount you invested. Within few hours, you would have sold an encouraging amount. I was once a bus conductor, I was a labourer…just mention it. For me, I don’t believe in staying idle and that is why when people approach me asking for assistance to help them pay their children’s school fees, their accommodation and others, I ask them who is going to pay the next one. So why don’t you find something to do? For me, I don’t believe in staying idle and that is why when people approach me asking for assistance to help them pay their children’s school fees, their accommodation and others, I ask them who is going to pay the next one.
So why don’t you find something to do? That’s also why I don’t strongly believe in unemployment. If your father is not Dangote or Otedola and co, then you must look for something to do. It is only one with such as a father that can dictate where he wants to work. You have to be engaged, you have to do something to cross to another level,” he told PM news.

Culled from Linda Ikeji Blog

Written by Urigi