Minister of Solid Minerals Development, #Kayode Fayemi, told young Nigerians to stop complaining and depending on anybody or the government to do things for them. He said nobody owes them anything. He said this yesterday at the 2016 convocation lecture of University of Lagos (UNILAG) at the J.F. Adejayi Auditorium.
He told his audience who were mostly fresh graduates how he made sacrifices in life to get to the position he is at the moment.
The former Ekiti Governor cited how he did odd and menial jobs like driving public taxis and working as a security guard in Nigeria and during his post graduate days in UK.
Read his words below:
“Quit whining. No one owes you anything. The earlier we realise that no one owes us anything, the better for us and the more prepared we would be to face life’s challenges. Don’t think you are entitled to a job, just because of your parents’ influence or what they have or your good grades. The only guarantee you have in this life is what you do for yourself with the grace God has bestowed on us all. You have to be prepared to bend backwards and do what you might consider to be beneath you, because of the bigger picture. As a UNILAG graduate and a postgraduate student at the United Kingdom, I have also driven taxis and worked as a security guard, amongst several other menial jobs I did in the past to survive”he said