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Story Of Hardworking Abuja Girl Who Became Millionaire Overnight

This a story of a noble Abuja-based girl
Anna James, whose life changed for the
better overnight.

Anna’s life
It all started with a report in Leadership
newspaper, telling about the girl selling
snacks in Utako market of the country
capital. Anna was struggling for survival
and at the same time was saving up
money to make her dream come true: to
become a microbiology student at the

The 22-year-old girl preferred to follow
the path of honor by working hard no
matter how humble the starting point
was. The beautiful female did not consider
the way of degradation, taking poverty as
an excuse.

After several failed attempts to find a job,
the girl engaged into making snacks by
herself and selling them, for which she
first borrowed N10, 000 as a start capital.
Doing all by herself, Anna had only several
hours for sleep per day to keep the
business afloat.

Regarding her earnings, the young hard
worker managed to save up to N 18,000
monthly, which amount she deposited in
a bank. By saving money Anna wanted to
continue education and to be able to
support her parents, both suffering from
bad health conditions.

Accepting life as it is, the girl refused to
search for “easy money” saying:

“I will never sell my body for any
favour. If that’s what it has to take to
make it, I can’t do it and that is why
I started this small business.”

When asked to give advice to her peers
experiencing hardships, Anna
recommended them to understand the
value of dignity in labour and create legal
job opportunities for themselves.

Reactions to Anna’s story
Fortune smiled at Anna James through
the director general of National
Orientation Agency (NOA) Omeri Mike,
who could not stay indifferent to her

Impressed the girl’s attitude, Omeri
decided to honour Anna for portraying
the value of dignity in labour.

At the occasion dedicated to celebration
of the award recently granted to him by
President Goodluck Jonathan, Omeri
spoke about Anna recognizing her
achievement at the hearing of the
dignitaries who graced the event.

He donated N200,000 to Anna for her to
go back to school. Additionally, the
Minister of State for Power Alhaji
Mohammed Wakil contributed to the
donation with N300,000 amount, two
more people donated N200,000 and
N300,000, making the total sum of one
million naira.

The girl received a call a week after her
initial story had been published, she was
invited to attend a function as a special
guest to the DG-NOA, where she
confessed she was treated like a special

Upon hearing about honours and the
donations, Anna could not control her
emotions and she kept praying that God
would bless Omeri and all those who
helped to make her dream come true.

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