- Aminat Sule, a Nigerian lady born in the UK, has given a detailed narrative of how confidence got her a job from former president Olusegun Obasanjo
- The Nigerian lady said that she made sure she attended an event tagged Re-Writing Politics to Africa’s Advantage which Obasanjo was going to co-panel
- During a photo break with the other panelists, Aminat marshaled her brave tactics by storming the stage and getting the attention of the former president
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A Nigerian lady born in the UK, Aminat Sule, has narrated how she became Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo's self-appointed PA.
She said that before she had an encounter with Obasanjo, she had always wanted to be the youngest first female foreign affairs minister for Nigeria, a dream that seemed tall considering the fact that she was born in the UK.
According to her, shortly after being unable to continue her TV programme because of a lack of funds, she learned from a friend that the ex-president will be hosted in the country by Chatham House for an event called Re-Writing Politics to Africa’s Advantage.
Aminat added that at the event, she made sure she sat in the front where he can see her as she made eye contact with the former president all through.
Just when co-panelists were coming to him for photos during a break, she stormed the stage, bravely stopped it all by saying: “No more pictures! Can we get him into a private room, with a glass of water? In 10 minutes he’ll resume to discuss matters and entertain the press.”
Obasanjo was stunned by her audacity, as he asked who her father was. To that, she replied: “My father isn’t anyone you know. He’s just a normal Nigerian citizen who relocated to the UK for a better life.”
She seized the opportunity of that brief conversation and said: "...well I’m your new PA. I’m going to serve you.”. And that was how she became his PA.
Read her thread below:
Meanwhile, the ex-president revealed the way African youths can take over leadership positions from older generations.
The former president said the older generation would continue to occupy the leadership positions until they were evicted from the stage.
Obasanjo maintained that leadership positions would not come to the youth until they “squeeze older generation out of office”.
He made this known on Wednesday, August 12, during a virtual interactive session with youths to mark the 2020 International Youth Day.
Obasanjo also advised the youth to demand that affirmative action is encapsulated in the constitution of political parties, as part of strategies to ease out the old generation of leaders.
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