Dr Kayode Fayemi has revealed that he drove taxis and worked as a security guard in the United Kingdom after graduating from University of Lagos.
The Minister of Solid Minerals Development made this known on the campus of the University of Lagos on Monday, January 23, 2017.
Fayemi further charged Nigerian graduates to quit whining and seize opportunities around them because of the bigger picture.
“You have to be prepared to bend backwards and do what you might consider to be beneath you, because of the bigger picture. When you consider my resume today, you might see the prestigious organisations I have been privileged to work with.
“What you need to know, however, is that as a UNILAG graduate and a postgraduate student in the United Kingdom, I have also driven taxis and worked as a security guard, among several other menial jobs I did in the past to survive.
“You need to get off your high horses, quit whining and start doing, for yourselves and for our country. If something angers you so much, instead of whining, think hard about possible solutions and do something about it,” he said.
The Minister delivered the 2016 Convocation Lecture of the University of Lagos.
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