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I picked the phone and checked the message. It was a text from my uncle in Ado-ekiti, telling me that the job we earlier discussed about had clicked, and he told me to call him.
I was so happy and joyous as I kept screaming “halleluyah” in my room. I was the happiest man on earth that night. I checked my account balance but didn’t have sufficient airtime, Thank God my neighbour “mama iyabo” the gossiper sells airtime.
I went to knock on the door of her room that night at around 9pm to purchase airtime. I recharged my phone and dialled my uncle’s number.
ME: hello sir,
UNCLE: “bawo ni” onihaxy
ME: I’m fine sir. I got your message
UNCLE: yes, did you remember that mega supermarket I told you about?
ME: yes sir
UNCLE: the one at Ado ekiti where I submitted your CV 3 months ago and I said it was owned by my boss?
ME: yes sir.
UNCLE: well, the manager there just resigned because he got a job with an oil company.
ME: ok sir
UNCLE: so I have begged and discuss with my boss that I want my son to work with him. He said you should come this friday for an interview.
ME: uncle, what about test? Will there be no test before the interview?
UNCLE: I’m telling you that I have perfected everything, you are talking about test. Abeg, just come with your original credentials and also make photocopies. I can assure you that you will get the job. I can guarantee that one.
ME: uncle, thank you so much. I’m forever grateful to you.
UNCLE: ignore that. What are we families for?. Ever since the death of your father who is my elder brother, I have vowed to be with you and stand by you like a father for you, so its my responsibility.
ME: ***sobbing on remembrance of my late dad*** thank you sir.
UNCLE: my boss said he needed someone who is good on computer so I told him you have certificate in Oracle and Java aside your B.sc and NYSC discharge certificate.
ME: yes I have them, thank you so much sir.
UNCLE: so, just prepare well for the interview, and according to my investigation, the previous manager earns 85,000 per month. And I’m sure there would be some other stipends and underground looting aside his basic salary. So if you are smart of which I believe you are, you would make close to 150k per month.
ME: thank you sir.
UnCLE: but please, don’t disappoint me and don’t put me to trouble when you get the job please. Anyways, I trust you .
ME: thank you sir, I would be at Ado on thursday evening sir.
UNCLE: alright, no problem. Bye
ME: bye ***hanged up****
I began to sing songs of praises to almighty God. I was so happy even without going for the interview yet.
“Well, today is sunday, I will make the photocopies on tuesday” I thought to myself. The following day which was monday, I went to work with joy and happiness all written on my face. I went straight to my boss to take permission to be absent on friday. He wasn’t ok with the permission but I kept begging him that I wanted to go for a professional exam. He told me he would deduct one thousand naira from my salary which I replied him to go ahead, “how much is 1k compared to 100k+ that I would make from the first pay of my new job?”.
On closing for the day, I stopped over at segun’s place to discuss the latest development with him as it is our custom that we don’t hide anything from each other. He was happy with it and wished me well. From segun’s house, I returned home, ate my dinner after bathroom shower and I slept off. I woke up on tuesday morning and prepared for work. I have gotten inside the cab before I remember that I wanted to make photocopies of my credentials, but time wasn’t on my side as I couldn’t return home to pick my credentials file because I was almost late. I exercised patience till I returned home after the closure of the day.
I got home at 6:39pm on tuesday. I had stopped by at the computer center located at the entrance of our road and I told him to wait for me to reach home and return back to make photocopies before he closed for the day. After pulling off my shoes and removing my tie. I changed my cloths to a casual wear and picked my palm slippers. I raised my hands up to the top of my wardrobe to pick my credentials file before proceeding to make photocopies.
I just thought of it that I should check inside of it to see if I still have a copy of my C.V inside it or print out another one from my email. Who knows?, I might need the C.V during the interview.
I was shocked and weak as I unhook the button on the case file to open it.
My B.sc certificate, NYSC certificate, Oracle
certificate and Java certificate were all missing. I poured out everything on the floor to search all through again and I still couldn’t find all the four
“But all these credentials were inside this bag before I left the GNLD office in niger state na?”
” I was so sure because I brought them out even at the venue and then returned them inside the same bag”.
***can somebody please wake me up, this must be a dream***
WATCH OUT FOR PART 31