Lack of university degree didn’t stop me- Folorunsho Alakija
By Sewe Ishola
Nigerian billionaire, Folorunsho Alakija disclosed that her lack of a university degree, did not deter her from achieving her dreams, even though, she would have loved to attend the university.
She said this at the annual Excellence in Leadership program organised by the Daystar Christian Center in Lagos.
According to reports, Alakija said “I would have loved to go to the university as we all know that university education is good but some of us who have not gone, it is not the end of the world.”
“If I had the opportunity of going to the university, maybe I would have come out with a second class upper or lower but that didn’t happen; that wasn’t to be my destiny. Having put my foot in the door, I decided I was not going to turn back.
“A lot of things have been said about me, some say I sold my way to the top; I remember that the headline of one of the national dailies in the country once said ‘Hairdresser given an oil block’. So I even became a hairdresser, one of the many names I was given,” she said.
She encouraged participants at the conference to believe in themselves as it would be easier for others to believe in such people.