Precious Oshideko

“I was in an Emirates flight from Dubai to Lagos awhile back, and Alhaji Aliko Dangote was boarding the same flight, I had walked up to him to exchange pleasantries and had a brief chat before boarding. I headed for the economy section, and he was off to the first class cabin. About 4hours into the flight, virtually everyone in the economy section were either sleeping or watching a movie. 

I took a walk to the back of the cabin to have a cup of coffee and while there I met with a popular Nigerian musician, and we got talking. I mentioned to her that Aliko Dangote was in the same flight. She asked that I should take her to his cabin to say hello. I agreed, and we walked down the aisle towards the first class section.

Behold Alhaji Aliko was alone in that cabin, his study light was on, and he had lots of reports, study articles and books right on his table. He was so engrossed in his reading that he didn’t realize we were behind him. He looked up surprised and then he smiled, and we had a beautiful conversation.

This was also thought provoking to me. The billionaire was alone and engrossed in his work and study while those in the economy class were either fast asleep or watching a movie. Success is never accidental. Proverb 22:29 “do you see a man diligent in his work, he will stand before kings and not mere men.”

The crusades and the anointing seminars and programs are good but without personal discipline, Learning a new skill and giving yourself to work, even if God sends an angel to you with a fortune, you will waste it.”

– Precious Oshideko

(A seasoned trainer and motivational speaker with 15 years training experience, with core interests in areas of effective selling, business etiquette, effective business communication and Leadership.

He has been involved in involved in leadership development, youth empowerment and capacity building programs in several nations like Nigeria, Ghana, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the United States of America.)