Suleiman Yusuf: From security guard at radio station to minister; top man shares inspiring story

Suleiman Yusuf: From security guard at radio station to minister; top man shares inspiring story

- Suleiman Yusuf Koore, a government minister, has recalled how he started life as a security guard taking care of a radio station

- Coincidentally, as the Somali minister of information, his office now oversees the same radio station

The minister recalled that as a guard, he was never allowed into the office of the minister from where he now carries out his tasks

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His was a case of when life smiles on a person. Suleiman Yusuf Koore started his journey to success as a security guard and he reveals this himself.

In many parts of Africa, being a security guard is seen as one area of life meant for the most downtrodden, those who either have lost hope or saw it as just an opportunity to live from hand to mouth.

Suleiman Yusuf Koore told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that he was a watchman at a radio station

According to the report, the minister became a watchman at Radio Hargeisa, a government station in Somaliland in 1984.

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Suleiman Yusuf Koore: From security guard at radio station to minister

Suleiman Yusuf Koore speaks about how he grew from being a security guard to a minister Credit: BBC
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The radio, it was learnt, is located inside the complex housing the ministry of information and communication, which he oversees as a minister.

He said as a security guard in the radio station, he was never allowed into the office that he currently uses as a minister.

He said his status as a security guard dis not permit him the opportunity to enter the office adding that at this period, he lived with his family and earned $12 (N4,386).

The amount he earns now as a minister is put at $2,000 (GHC10,800.00) in addition to allowances that could reach $705 (GHC3,807.00).

The report said the minister has spent 25 years in politics and had held various offices as a minister before he was deployed to the ministry of information in December 2019.

While describing the ministry as his true home, he says the current position makes ‘great sense’ to him and has a special meaning in his life.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Ghanaian musician Justice Amoamo, professionally known as Patapaa, has ‘leaped’ into the month of March in a new BMW from his caucasian girlfriend.

The popular musical's girlfriend, Patapizzy, gifted him a brand new BMW for his birthday today, March 1, 2020. Patapaa shared a footage on social media and stated that Ghanaians should wait until he drops his new ride in Ghana.

Patapaa and his team are currently embarking on a couple of tours outside the country.

READ ALSO: Patapaa’s white girlfriend buys him first-ever BMW car as birthday gift (video)

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