Noe in Lagos it is a beautiful city, everything looks interesting and nice, maybe because I was a poor boy from the village, I am easily amazed by seeing new things especially flashy cars and street lights in Lagos state.
I left village to Lagos in the year 1986, I was just 13, and have to help my uncle in his business.
Lifting heavy materials wasn’t just funny for an under aged child like me. But I don’t have a choice than to keep working on the job, I barely eat two times in a day.
But that wasn’t actually the problem, the problem was the maltreatment from his wife on me and other young boys learning work with her husband. I had promised my parents that I will be humble in order not to disgrace them, I had promised to be loyal to the core and not to disobey my uncle who’s my master.
Even if there should be a problem, it shouldn’t emanate from me or my actions. I chose to be humble to the core for it is my uncle’s business, I have to work for it, I have to promote and protect the business.
I have been a humble servant over the years promoting and supporting my uncle’s business hopping that one day I will be settled to start my own business and further my studies. I have this special interest in studying Mechanical Engineering.
It was after 7 years serving him that he pleaded with me to serve him for additional one year to enable him get another person that can take my position when I leave for my own business.
I bought the idea since he only requested that I spend only additional one year with him doing the business.
After the one year he pleaded with me to stay with him, it was now time to settle me so I can be able to start my own business and make my family proud, after so many years.
The wife came in with a lot of allegations including the stealing of her husband’s money. I’m not guilty of this but my uncle listened to here.
That was how everything turned to a pit of hell for me, I was dismissed to come back home picking camels shoes.
Till date, my uncle has never asked me about anything, he doesn’t really care If died or if I am able to survive the trauma. Luckily enough, for me, people with good heart who heard my story, raised funds to support me.
That was how I was able to start my own business, this is probably what we saw in it.
People can requite good with bad, I was just too good for my bad uncle and his wife.