First-Class UNILAG Graduate who Was ‘Rejected’ in Nigeria Gets Big Job in London, Now out of the Country

A man has advised that people shouldn’t give up if Nigeria doesn’t value them stating that other countries will.

The tweep with the handle @TheTaofik asserted this on Twitter as he celebrated his good friend, Adeola Sanusi, who got a big job in London at the age of 32.

Rejected in one country, cherished in another

@TheTaofik said his friend Adeola had graduated from the University of Lagos with a BSc in finance at the age of 28.

Adeola was however rejected for graduate roles he put in for as companies and organisations cited his age as a limiting factor.

Four years after the rejections in Nigeria, Adeola now works at Bloomberg London office as a sales analyst. His job requires that he covers Europe and US operations of the firm.

igerians react

@ClassicDilla said:

“I graduated at 26 with a 2.1 in Accounting, did NYSC at 27 and then followed by my Master’s degree. Nigerian companies said I was too old to be employed. Saw people with lesser qualifications get chosen ahead of me for a job because they were younger. Nigeria will frustrate you.”

@invincible_uche wrote:

“At 26, I graduated First Class. The first person to finish with a First for over thirty years of my department’s establishment. I wasn’t considered for a GA coz I’m not an indigene of the state. Two of my course mates were employed as GAs with Second Class. I’m still pushing.”

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