My driver humbled me to start sitting at the passenger's side

My driver humbled me to start sitting at the passenger's side

- Bayo Adeyinka has taken to Twitter to narrate how his driver humbled him to start sitting at the passenger side

- He says the driver's achievement despite earning less than N40,000 inspired him to build a house

- According to Adeyinka, the driver - a widower with three grownup children - built a house despite earning less than N40,000 monthly

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A Nigerian man identified as Bayo Adeyinka has taken to Twitter to narrate how his driver taught him some lessons about finance and savings.

Adeyinka said Biliaminu Lawal, who was one of the pool drivers in the bank he worked for in 2005, was driving him around Ibadan sometime ago and pointed to the house he built.

According to Adeyinka, he was surprised that Lawal who was a widower with three grownup children and whose salary was less than N40,000 had built a house.

He tweeted: "I looked closely at Lawal. His salary at that time was not up to N40,000 monthly. How could he have built a house on that salary? How did he raise 3 children on that salary? I entered into a mournful mood. I started considering my financial status.

"I earned multiples of what Lawal earned but I didn't even own a plot of land at that time. That was one of the longest rides of my life. I realized that though I didn't consider Lawal literate, he was by far more financially literate than I was."

My driver humbled me to start sitting at the passenger's side

Bayo Adeyinka. Photo credit: Switch Nigeria
Source: UGC

He said he stopped sitting at the 'owner's corner' and started sitting on the passenger's side in front when he is being chauffeured.

Adeyinka said the driver inspired him to buy a plot of land on which he built a house afterwards.

In other news, a Nigerian man who arrived Canada as a student five years ago has taken to Twitter to share his success story.

The man identified as Tunde Omotoye said he arrived Canada five years ago as a student who was unsure of what the future had for him in the North American country.

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