A 24-year old Fortune Okudaye has narrated how she turned down an advice to follow sugar daddy to get money when the going was rough and tough for her.
Okudaye told BBC News Pidgin her journey into dispatch rider job after months of looking for job without positive results.
According to Fortune Okudaye popularly called Mickey, she said her uncle brought her to Lagos in 2017 with the intention to sponsor her education. She said her uncle processed her Polytechnic admission, made acceptance fees but told her to refund money paid for acceptance fees.
"His demand for refund of acceptance fees prompted me to look for what I can do to fund my education. I look for job, I didn't see before I joined bike dispatcher company. I started riding bike when I was 11years in Delta State. No one taught me how to ride bike.
Okudaye said dispatch rider is not for faint hearted person. She stressed that the accident she had within 4 years in Lagos is enough to force her out but rather became her source of motivation.
While recounting on the challenges she had as a dispatch rider, she said she has received embarrassment from people in the last 4 years.
According to her: "A young lady like me gave me a hot slap which I couldn't returned so that the company will not sack me. It really pained me and the memory will live with me for long. I cherished being a dispatch rider. The money I made from it is what I used to sponsor my Ordinary National Diploma (OND) programme. I paid annual rent of where I live and I also take care of my mother recently diagnosed for cancer.
While advising young ladies, she said they should work hard and stop following sugar daddy all around to get money. She also expressed her plan to get bike for dispatch business and become employer of labour.
Photos Credit: BBC News Pidgin
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