Banker narrates how he was able to help elevate a security guard to a better position in the bank

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A Nigerian banker has narrated how God used him to elevate a security guard to a better position in the bank. 

Ayomide Babalola-mr Flow in his Facebook post, revealed that the security guard had told him about having an OND certificate. 

Following a vacant position in the bank, the security guard whose name was given as Idris was able to secure the job through Ayomide’s help, after passing the necessary aptitude test. 

Banker narrates how he was able to help elevate a security guard to a better position in the bank

He wrote; 

THE ONE WEEK MIRACLE

From the first day, I resumed in XYZ branch, September 2015, I had noticed IDRIS.

Chai!!! You could not miss him with his smart and military-like salute for staff and customers.

A few months down the line, he requested to see me and told me, “Oga, I have an OND certificate and I am almost through with my University degree program(Part-Time).”

Wow, I was amazed but happy for him and encouraged him.

Fast-forward to Dec 2019, one of our staff members got a higher role in the bank and was about to be moved to another department. Idris came to me and told me he was qualified and interested in the ‘would be vacant position’. My interest was piqued. Nothing gets me more than people development especially my team members.

One of the initiatives I introduced,(away from the norm,)was insisting that all security guards be part of the daily meetings and knowledge sharing sessions.

This helped them a lot in product knowledge, public speaking and they were smarter and more confident than their contemporaries. This also helped the branch as output was increased and all our KPIs were achieved.

Let me get back to the STORY, and not bore you with HISTORY.

Cutting to the chase, I got in touch with the recruiting department for that vacancy, the aptitude test for that role was scheduled for him, an interview was conducted, he passed all and was given an offer all within a week.

The picture showed us together on his last day as a security guard on FRIDAY and his First day inside the branch the following MONDAY.

The above happened January 2020 and I was deployed to another location shortly after.

I am sharing now (WITH HIS PERMISSION)because I was at his branch yesterday and his supervisors attest to his commitment on the job.

Idris, this is not where you ought to be, but it is better than where you were.

Remember what I usually tell you all; “SUCCESS is where PREPARATION AND OPPORTUNITY meet.

We meet at the top.

LESSONS LEARNT(You may add yours in comment section)

Idris was adept as a security guard. This was evident in the way I noticed his salute out of his colleagues. Add something to the way you work. Those little extras matter.

Be ready to take the bulls by its horns sometimes. If he didn’t approach me to inform me of his academic qualifications and his interest in the vacancy, I would never have considered him.

As a supervisor, you must be approachable and accessible. That category of staff you term ‘unimportant’, are actually very important to you and the success of your team. Your driver, the elevator guy, the security guard, the so-called ‘Contract staff’ in your unit are important!! THINK ABOUT IT.

As a boss, actively seek out opportunities to develop and uplift your team members. They would go all out to ensure your success too.

Banker narrates how he was able to help elevate a security guard to a better position in the bank

16 Comments

  1. Wow Congratulate to thia young man….Because As you start and end your day, say THANK YOU for every little things in your life. And you will come to realize how blessed you truly are.

    1. Wow,,,, what a hilarious achievement congratulations this is a lesson to other security guards out there tht all hope is not lost just do your own and leave the rest to God

  2. Waoo this is unbelievable, this is the type of person we want in our country person like Babalola. Is very rear to see person like Babalola in nigeria, a space is vacant in a hole bank and Babalola did not think of bringing his family or sell it out, infact a big kudos to Babalola. My advice for Idris is to be a gentleman and humble. My prayer for Babalola is, person that leave his family and do favour to unknown person God we reward him and his entire family. My God we bless you. Aminat.

    1. What a wonderful story! There is no limitations for hardworking person, as you can see now everybody will now understand that it pays to be hardworking. There are some people who are on the top and want those that are under them to be at the top too, may Almighty God reward those who have the kind heart with good deeds in life.

  3. This story is touching..o
    Ayomide Babalola has tried so much. Some persons in his position will find it difficult to relate with people in the position of security personnels.
    It is good to help people because you don’t know what tomorrow will throw up. The person you helped today might be the one that will lift you up tomorrow… so is life
    No one should look down on any one and whenever you are in a position to help someone, try your possible best to do so not minding whether the person is your friend, townsman or relation
    We all are one in the sight of God
    Kudos to Babalola, congratulations to the security man

  4. In fact! I’m wondering that some people like Ayomide babalola can still do this despite the widen Gap between them, I hope he can do more than that if he has the power. If people can emulate what Ayomide did to the security that working under him, Nigeria would have been better than this. Nigerians should have the heart of given not the heart of greediness and selfish because this man did doesn’t stop his salary and more so, it doesn’t stop his promotion. I pray to God to reward him multiple of his good deeds.

  5. Wow this is really a miracle, dear Babalola your a God sent to help his man. Becoz some people in your category will not even notice the security Man’s presence talk more of given him audience. May God bless you sir

  6. WOW God is good,this is really a good news,in this life always put God first in every thing you do and he will surprise you like they use to say pray is the key that is just the truth.

  7. Wow,,,, what a hilarious achievement congratulations this is a lesson to other security guards out there tht all hope is not lost just do your own and leave the rest to God

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