A first class Physics Electronics graduate, who had been
jobless for two years after she finished from Ajayi Crowther University,
has finally been offered employment after Premium Times published a report on her.
Odufuwa Sola, 22, not only graduated with a first class but was the
best graduating student in the university for that year with a 4.83
G.P.A. She had the honour of delivering a valedictory speech in the
However, after graduating, she searched for a job for years and when
that wasn’t forthcoming, she started learning tailoring at Ijebu-Ode,
In October, Sola took to Twitter to beg people to id her in finding a job. Premium Times
then published a story on her and it got the attention of Adamu Garba,
the CEO of IPI Solution Ltd, an IT firm with offices in Lagos and Abuja.
Garba reached out to Ms. Sola via Twitter and within days she was
offered an employment in project development and IT solutions after a
job interview. She has also been enrolled in a mentorship scheme by the
company. The young lady is trying to settle down on her new job and a
new life in Lagos.
Speaking about the new job, Ms, Sola said:
“It’s actually a
different field from what I learnt in school. It’s all about
programming. The company has done well by providing me with a new
laptop, eBooks, and videos to aid my transition into the IT world. And I
have colleagues around me who are always willing and ready to help.
It’s challenging but I know with time I will adjust.”
Ms. Sola said she loves her new job and that the pay was good for a
start. She thanked Premium Times for doing a story on her and also
thanked her new boss, Mr. Garba, for giving her the opportunity to work
in the IT company.