- A Nigerian man has inspired social media with his grass to grace story
- Adewale Adeniyi is an engineer with humble beginning and whose determination to succeed is a lesson to others
- During his undergraduate years, he worked as a roadside mechanic for six months without being paid
- Adeniyi has achieved success and shared his story to inspire others
A Nigerian man identified as Adewale Adeniyi has inspired many people on LinkedIn with his grass to grace story.
Adeniyi said he worked as a roadside mechanic for six months without being paid during his undergraduate years at the higher institution where he studied engineering.
He said working in the streets in the real world had taught him lessons which no tertiary institution could ever hope to match.
Adeniyi shared a picture in which he was flanked by two roadside mechanics to show his humble beginning.
He said: "I like sharing this picture because it reminds me of a time I worked with roadside mechanics as a University Engineering Student for 6 months and was never paid a kobo. I felt cheated but what I learned was priceless.
"Today I tell my mechanic what to fix and replace. I troubleshoot and do the mental work. I save some cash there."
He assured people that struggling to make it was worth it if you could endure. He said they should make sure that they are growing professionally and intellectually and monitor their growth.
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