A beautiful 300 Level Female student of the Lagos state university (LASU), named Omotade Mack has proven that you can achieve anything you want with the right amount of dedication and commitment as she poses with her truck load tuber of yams she owns.
According to her story, raised and born up in Akure, Ondo state, she came to Lagos few years ago after an unpleasant situation. However, within a very brief period, she made “a lemonade out of the lemon” life threw at her.
Some days ago, I stumbled on the photos of a beautiful, gorgeous young lady, Omotade, smiling gleefully as she stands in front of a huge truck loaded with thousands of tubers of yams on the Facebook page of Jack Obinyan, a former media aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state.
It’s not every day you come by the photos of a young damsel dealing in the “unfancy” business of selling yams at such a large scale, and doing so with ease, passion and a touch of millennial fanciness.
So, what I saw piqued my interest immediately and I decided to visit her wall. I was blessed with more beautiful pictures and a video of Omotade as she conducts her business in Benue.
Amid the stories of gloom and doom that have filled up Nigeria’s social and traditional media spaces, Omotade’s inspiring story deserves to be told. So, I got in touch with her via Facebook messenger and she obliged me almost immediately.
Raised in a godly home and surrounded by doers, she grew up with an independent mindset and had a burning desire to work and make money at a very early age. Years after, that early stage burning desire led to the founding of Ample Ace Ltd.
Ample Ace Ltd, also called A2, is a privately owned agricultural company that specializes in the trade of agro commodities and explores other agricultural value chains such as storage, exportation, and so on. A2 is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
Stating the challenges she’s facing, she said, “Many people blame middlemen for this but it’s far from it. Before I could move my truck, the tax people collected N200,000 from me and gave me a receipt of N38,000. That’s within the market.
“Police checking goods is okay take N15,000 at every checkpoint. We can pay between N10,000 and N14,000 in 25 places before goods gets to the consumer. Trucks alone charge between N700,000 and N1 million per trip. Please am I to come here and sell my goods at a giveaway price? I will factor those expenses and try everything in my power to make it back“.