- A Nigerian man has been celebrated by his community for breaking a record that has stood since their very existence
- The man identified as Peter Ijara became the first person to assume the position of a bank manager in the community
- Ijara, reacting to the recognition, promised to continue to put his locality in good light
A man's years of hard work in the banking sector has finally been recognized by his kinsmen and community.
The elated man named Peter Ijara took to Facebook to share that his community recently conferred him an award of honour as a Pioneer Mega Banker.
Sharing a photo from the award ceremony organized in his honour, Peter who hails from Amanato Ozuako Urualla autonomous community in Imo state vowed to not relent in his resolve to bring glories to the name of the community.
"When my kinsmen said weldone son!
"I promise them I will bring the name of my community to more limelight and I mean it. The award was presented by Imo State commissioner of entrepreneurship and skills acquisition."
Peter told Briefly.co.za - when asked about how he feels about the honour he received - that he has been in the banking area of endeavour for a period spanning 17 years (December 2004 to March 2021) and is elated to be recognized by his people.
He said he had served as branch manager and area manager for Eco bank. The seasoned banker advised youths to hold on to the virtues of hardwork, smart work, patience and perseverance.
His post was greeted with rapturous commendations from Facebook users who joined him in celebrating his historic feat and honour.
Temple Okonji said;
"Super deserved honourand recognition.
"Greater Heights always
"Best wishes always
"My cherished motivator and master
"Big brother and senior man
"Congratulations, dear Sir."
Obinna Jonathan Chukwu wrote:
"We your proteges from a distance are ever proud and happy to be connected to you in some ways that makes many positive difference.
"May heaven honour you greater."
Nneka Ndupu Uwaezum commented:
"Congratulations to my Grammarian!
"More achievement I pray."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that sometimes our callings only become clear later on in our lives and following them at that stage is up to us. A brave young woman Kholofelo Makofane recently shared with Facebook page Varsity World how she made the brave decision to leave her job as a bank manager to become a building science student.
"I was once an Assistant Branch Manager at Capitec Bank. After almost 5 years I decided to follow my dreams of being in construction. 2019, at the age of 29 I was a first-year Building Science student at TUT. 2020 at age 30 I was given an opportunity to do my Experiential Training at Steffanuti Stocks. 2021 at age 31, I am a final year student.
"One day I hope to tell my full story, but for now, may I inspire that person who is so afraid and is thinking they are too old to follow their dreams. One day I will be a Quantity Surveyor. One day there will be other Kholo's taking a leap of faith and accomplishing their dreams. I am Kholofelo Makofane, one day you will know my story."
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