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.