- Bayo Adeyinka has taken to Twitter to narrate how his driver humbled him
- He says the driver's achievement despite earning less than R1 700 per month inspired him to build a house
- This forced him to re-evaluate his whole life
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A Nigerian man identified as Bayo Adeyinka has taken to Twitter to narrate how his driver taught him some lessons about finance and savings.
Adeyinka said Biliaminu Lawal, who was one of the pool drivers in the bank he worked for in 2005, was driving him around Ibadan sometime ago and pointed to the house he built.
According to Adeyinka, he was surprised that Lawal who was a widower with three grownup children and whose salary was less than R1 700 had built a house.
"I looked closely at Lawal. His salary at that time was not up to N40,000 monthly. How could he have built a house on that salary? How did he raise 3 children on that salary? I entered into a mournful mood. I started considering my financial status.
"I earned multiples of what Lawal earned but I didn't even own a plot of land at that time. That was one of the longest rides of my life. I realized that though I didn't consider Lawal literate, he was by far more financially literate than I was."
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He said he stopped sitting at the 'owner's corner' and started sitting on the passenger's side in front when he is being chauffeured.
Adeyinka said the driver inspired him to buy a plot of land on which he built a house afterwards.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Thandeka Mndaweni, who works at the department of health, has inspired thousands with her grass to grace story.
The beautiful lady posted a photos of the house she grew up in and the home she has built herself. Mndaweni opened up about the struggles she and her family faced while growing up.
Mndaweni revealed in a #ImStaying Facebook post that she made a promise to change her life around and provide a better future for her family.
"I remember crying day and night - living in a house with no windows, no doors."
She added that in the summer their home would become a river and by wintertime her family would suffer the cold.
"We were counting stars at night whilst sleeping, squeezing ourselves on the floor polished with cows mess, it was difficult being the last born of eight girls."
Mndaweni revealed that she vowed to one day show poverty the finger and her dream came true.
South Africans were inspired by the story and they congratulated Mndaweni on pulling herself out of poverty.
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