Until I was 40, I never believed I could amount to anything. I was after many meaningless pursuits and I was scared that I could die without any meaningful achievement. I discovered later that God created everyone for a specific purpose and nothing would make sense until this is discovered and is pursued. It can happen at any age. My own discovery came the day I was 40.
I was just reflecting on my life generally alone in my room, asking many personal questions reflectively. Suddenly, I discovered that I had a passion in me that must be pursued. I was trained as an engineer in India, but I had never used that skill until that time. I suddenly began to see that I could start a company that specialises in fabricating machines.
The pictures were just coming in flashes. It was like a sleeping lion in me suddenly came alive. The moment God showed me a vision, I decided to push it with everything inside of me. At the time, I had just N1000 in my pocket but I discovered something very interesting: When you have a vision that you are passionate about, many obstacles will give way.
I gave my wife N400 out of the money and I used the balance of N600 that I had to rent a shop in an uncompleted building. I had the shop; I was ready to work, but customers were not coming. I didn’t have money to place advertisements. In fact, then it was only Daily Times and Business Times and Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) that we had then, there was no way I could get myself into the newspapers or appear on Television.