On BU$I₦£$$ DIG£$T this morning, November 18, 2021
ENTREPRENEURSHIP GROWTH SHOULD BE ORGANICALLY DRIVEN
As part of my Entrepreneurship journey, between March, 2012 and February 2018, I owned a 10,000litres/15tons capacity water tanker and did the water sales business in the city of Jos, Plateau State. Many people know of this but alot more don’t even know.
Today’s broadcast is not about me or that business.
In 2012, the driver of my Water Tanker had a motor boy that accompanies him. This boy does every menial job associated with the water business apart from driving the truck itself. He was under tutelage and was learning the ropes. He should be in his early or mid teens then.
Fast forward to 2021, I still kept touch with my drivers even after exiting the business and these drivers can be very wonderful(gist for another day)
Sometimes this week, I needed water to be delivered urgently and I called Ado, my driver then, he still does the business and once in a while he calls to greet his former oga(that’s me).
I told him to deliver a full tanker of water to me and he said he’s not able to do that, but he will send his boy and its a boy I know. This boy was under his training till last year when he started driving water tanker himself and has a tanker he manages now.
Lo and behold within 2hrs this guy was right in front of my house with the tanker full of water set to deliver and has his own motor boys too now. He could remember me vividly and even my daughter who was little then, he could still remember.
I was filled with joy and of course glad that he passed through me at some point. That’s not the end of the story. He is a student of Plateau State Polytechnic studying Public Administration, but because of the strike the school is on, my guy is doing his small business of supplying water. Right now is the season for sales of water in Jos and Plateau State Water Board is not even trying now.
The amazing thing is this, with just his National Diploma in Public Administration, Ismail Musa, can go into politics tomorrow and decide what affects me that was his Oga’s Oga and can also decide what even affects my children.
There are more lessons already in this broadcast than the title, I do hope someone picks as many as possible.
_If you learnt anything from this, kindly share with someone out there._
_*Dr. Emmanuel Idenyi Shaibu*_
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