“How I empowered my cleaner to buy his own car” – Joey Akan


Nigerian entertainment journalist Joey Akan, has shared an intriguing story of how he helped his office cleaner achieve job progress and how it improved the cleaner’s life.

He claimed to have once seen the cleaner using Photoshop videos in his office and asked why, to which the cleaner replied that he didn’t own a computer.

Joey, who described the events on Twitter, claimed he bought the domestic helper a laptop so he could study graphic design with his first paycheck.

The podcaster went on to say that the same cleaner recently used money he earned from design work to buy himself a vehicle.

He clarified that he chose to assist his cleaner since, in a similar situation, a merchant had given him his first computer as a student when he was unable to pay for it out of sympathy.

He wrote;

“I once walked into my office kitchen, saw the cleaner watching Photoshop videos. I asked why, and he said “I don’t have a computer.

My first salary, I asked him for the laptop price and paid for it. Today, that cleaner just bought his first car from that graphic design, and I’m celebrating with him.

Why did I do it? My first computer, I couldn’t afford the full price as a student, but I wanted to write. A trader in Port Harcourt, simply took pity on me that hot afternoon, collected what I had and gave me a new laptop. In my own way, I’m paying that kindness forward.”


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