I used to be a security guard, Fayemi

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The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, dug deep into his past at the 2016 convocation lecture of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) at the J. F. Ade Ajayi Auditorium on Monday.

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Fayemi, who delivered the lecture at the occasion themed: “Building a successor-generation: Reflections on values and knowledge in nation building,” went into the history of how he succeeded after lots of struggles and hardships in his youth.

In the lecture, he urged graduands to prepare for hard times, and be up and doing, adding that their certificates were not going to be their meal tickets.

His word, “Don’t think you are entitled to a job, just because of your parents’ influence or what they have or your good grades. The only guarantee you have in this life is what you do for yourself with the grace God has bestowed on us all.

“You have to be prepared to bend backwards and do what you might consider to be beneath you, because of the bigger picture. As a UNILAG graduate and a postgraduate student at the United Kingdom, I have also driven taxis and worked as a security guard, amongst several other menial jobs I did in the past to survive.”

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