“Never give up” – Graduate shoe maker who lost his job as an analyst writes

It is Tuesday, and Okpe Gideon Edo, is already giving us a motivational post with how far he has come with the lemon life served him.

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According to Gideon, he is a graduate of Computer Science from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, who was sacked two years after he got a job as a Systems Analyst in 2015 at the University.
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Gideon further recounted how he had nothing else to fall back to, but the skill he learnt during the holidays while growing up. Here’s his story;
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“Despite all the challenges we never gave up….#LearnAskill… My advice goes to both the youths and our parents, life is not all about attending the university and obtaining a degree, my life made me see the importance of “handiwork ” thanks to my mom for the way she raised me…
She made sure I learnt a skill during holidays, atleast the basic knowledge about the skill…… I am OKPE GIDEON EDO from APA LGA BENUE STATE. A graduate of COMPUTER SCIENCE from a wonderful University in Nigeria, MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE UMUDIKE, ABIA STATE ..
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Life after school in Nigeria is not as easy as we plan, it is only in the movie that you see things moving straight…. #LearnAskill….. I will never forget how I met my boss#Ojames I actually went to buy a shoe but ended up learning how to make shoes………..oga Ojames you are the best….. #LearnAskill…… 2015 I got my appointment letter to work in MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE UMUDIKE as a SYSTEM ANALYST, June 2017 800+ staff of the university lost their job, I was affected, I immediately started my shoe production business…..
Today I sat down and had a serious thought #LearnAskill….. Let he who have ears listen….. Never give up…. This picture gave me a relief…. We are moving…”

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