I started as security guard, good education made me Nigeria’s president — Tinubu
President Bola Tinubu has said he started small in life but a good education and can-do attitude made him successful in life.
According to a statement issued by the special adviser media and publicity to the President Ajuri Ngelale, Mr Tinubu stated this on Thursday while speaking to some Nigerians in India ahead of the G-20 summit.
Speaking at the event which was attended by several Nigerian students studying in India, the president advised them to consider their education as priority.
“Good education brought me here and I am happy to stand before you here as the President of Nigeria. I started small.
“I was a security guard. I was a tutor in school. I was a brilliant student. I joined Deloitte and was trained by one of the biggest accounting firms in the world, because of my education.
“When I joined them, I asked them, do you have branches in Nigeria? and they said, ‘we have a lot of clients, we will take you if you want to go home’.
“That’s how I got to Exxon Mobil and was a very successful accountant, auditor-general, and treasurer until I joined politics with a can-do attitude.
“You can also do it; do not be despondent in any way. Nigeria is ready to accommodate all. It does not matter which part of Nigeria you are from”, the president said.
Mr Tinubu urged Nigerians to use Nigeria’s diversity and unique culture to advance prosperity for the benefit of all the citizens.
“We are here to present a new future to you. A future of a country that is so rich, endowed, and highly populated. Very dynamic, and unique in its culture, tradition, and ethnicity. That is what will make our prosperity possible if only we can make use of our diversity for prosperity,” he added.