I love good news. I love real stories that inspire. Here is one from Adetunji Eleso for your weekend inspiration. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have. – Editor
The strangest thing happened to me this evening on my way home from PlatformTech that renewed my faith in Nigeria. My car had a flat tyre on Eko bridge at 7pm. I didn’t dare to stop due to area boys. As I drove on, two policemen in a car drove by and pointed out the flat. I told them I had seen it but couldn’t stop on the bridge for fear of being ‘obtained’. They motioned that I should stop and they would keep watch. I stopped, and their driver changed my tyre while they watched. Area boys showed up, but were sternly warned to keep walking. They heeded. I marvelled at the selflessness of the officers and naturally expected to ‘pay through my nose for the service’. Alas, they didn’t ask for anything.
I was sooo grateful for their assistance and was full of prayers for them. I offered to give them Coke money. They politely declined. In their words, ‘If we don’t help you, then who can we help?‘ I am still stunned. Alas police can be our friends. I didn’t lift a finger, got my tyre changed, was protected from area boys and didn’t need to destroy a good tyre by dragging it all those kilometres. All this came from the Police that I never thought anything good of. In 2014. There really is hope.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.