It was Wednesday evening and I got a call from a friend whom I had always wanted to meet all these months, we first made contact last year June to be precise then I was still in my National service year and I was preparing myself for the future as I had vowed that I would not go back home after service, I got a reply to one of my application and since then I had taken interest as the person took interest in return, she replied all my mails on time and gave me first class information on how I would go about the application, she even demanded my CV, so as to help me.
I called her several times to confirm the status of the application but all the time she told me that I would soon get the invitation, many times I felt I was never going to be invited because I had no experience in the aviation sector and they require a minimum of 2 years experience, but since she has a vital position in the company, I knew my chances were good, I kept in touch for a long time and the promise was good. Finally I finished my service and went back home, thinking about the vow I made and wondering how I would meet up with my words; I stayed home for a month and was still keeping in touch.
I took up the courage to leave the city and move to where I would get opportunities in excess and then we didn’t communicate for a while but I still believed in me that some day we would meet and sort the job issue. Then I got a job in a consulting firm, where I was doing really well and I made a call to my friend and she told me that she has switched jobs and she is now in the oil and gas sector, I was so overwhelmed, I arranged a meeting…I mean we ought to see, switching from a good job to a better job…….
Finally we met…..and she was exactly what I thought she would be very serious, good looking and career oriented, we talked over a good meal and she was impressed how far and I had gone in a short time, she was astonished and I made a good impression of what I have learnt in a short time. Actually, I met someone who over the months has been a source of encouragement, she told me that nothing can be done without hardwork; she made me realize that God first and any other thing comes next, I met with someone who got close from a distance and took interest in helping a stranger………….
I wish all Nigerians would be like her….Then we would have a better Nigeria.
Dedicated to you…..R.