Billionaire businessman, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, has taken to social media to reflect on his trip to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, for his convocation years ago.
The chairman of Cubana Group narrated how he and his friends had to jump a night bus from Abuja to Nsukka for the celebration. On the way, he noticed that he had misplaced a pair of school shoes that his uncle had purchased for him, which nearly ruined his day.
Recounting the incident, he wrote
“In 2009, we were going to the University of Nigeria in Nsukka for our convocation ceremony from Abuja, in company of some of my friends and classmates: Nze, Ultimate, Onwa, Ogali, etc!!!
We entered a bus from Area 1 Garki Abuja to Dumez, near Suleja so we could enter a cheaper ‘night bus’ instead of boarding from Jabi Park! We got tickets for Mercedes Benz 1414 commuter vehicle, attachment! My Uncle, Zubby, bought me a pair of ‘Schooles’ shoes, having made him proud by making a 2:1 in the Political Science department!
Inside the 1414 benz bus, there was zero comfort, especially attachment! You dared not sleep because if you happened to rest your head on the shoulder of a trader that had ‘full seat’, you’d receive a slap or a punch, depending on the mindset! We managed to get to Obollo Afor in the morning, where we would now take a bus into Nsukka. Getting to where we contributed money to stay for the entire Convocation, I realised I lost one of the pair of my adored and priceless “schooles” shoes.
It almost ruined my convocation! But today, here we are! Do people still enter ‘night bus’? This generation is enjoying!”
Credit: Yaba Left Online