- Victor Lucky gained admission into varsity but something unfortunate happened that informed his decision to drop out of school
- He faced hardships and moved from one business to the other until he settled for selling groundnuts
- Victor says he has been able to build his house and get married from selling groundnuts
Victor Lucky is proudly a groundnut seller. While many youths are hellbent on landing white collar jobs or nothing, Victor braved the odds to make an honest living for himself.
The Akwa Ibom indigene has been able to get married and build his own house from what many would consider a blue collar job.
Victor's story is one of a determined hustler. The groundnut seller said he dropped out of university.
He turned to selling groundnuts after making up his mind not to engage in illicit dealings of any kind.
As to his reason for quitting university, the young man recalled how he had gone for the Gulder Ultimate Search contest and was required to provide his admission letter.
According to him, he had returned to his faculty only to learn that his admission letter was no where to be found. Victor expressly stated that 'they' told him perhaps his failure to sign the matriculation register could have contributed to it.
He was told to start afresh and it was at that point he quit school.
On his parents' reaction to quitting school, Victor said it was when he got to Lagos that he informed his parents about it. He however told them not to worry that he'd make them proud.
The Ibomite still has bigger plans for his groundnut business. He said:
"In the next 5 years, I see my groundnuts being the leading groundnut not only in West Africa...competing in the world."
While he is not ruling out the possibility of returning to school in future, the husband of an expectant wife advised youths to do what is right, stay focused and push hard to achieve success.
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Meanwhile,Briefly.co.za earlier reported a young man recently helped other people from poor backgrounds see that where there is a will to succeed there is definitely a way to succeed.
Taking to Facebook Maake Shadrack shared an inspirational post about how he had slept on the floor as a student working hard to obtain a qualification that would catapult him from his poor circumstances to a better life.
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