Newly-appointed minister of works, power and housing, Babatunde Fashola has explained that he would have become a postmaster instead of delving into law.
The immediate past governor of Lagos state, who made this revelation during a mentoring programme for youths organised by Young Business Leaders of Nigerian (YBNL) in Lagos.
According to Fashola, he could not get a job after graduating from University of Benin (UNIBEN) but his father presented him with the opportunity to work with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) at a time when working as a postmaster was a dream job.
The former governor would however refuse to bow to frustration as he opted to pursue his career as a lawyer, despite the fact that being a postmaster would have presented him with great opportunities.
During the event in Lagos, he said: “I had a different passion and that was being in the courtroom; I therefore had to go for my dream to find a job that would help my career. It took me a while before I could get a job and that meant I was jobless for several months after NYSC.”