How This Security Guard Went From Being at The Gate to Top Management in Just 5 Days

Date: 07-09-2020 12:37 pm (1 year ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 7-09-2020 12:37 PM (1 year ago)

A Nigerian banker has warmed the hearts of many as he took to his social media page to narrate how God used him to elevate a security guard to a better position in the bank he works in.

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

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

Ayomide, sharing before and after photos of himself and Idris on his page, wrote alongside…


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.

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.

Posted: at 7-09-2020 12:37 PM (1 year ago) | Addicted Hero
- trulyval at 7-09-2020 04:32 PM (1 year ago)
Am touched, God bless u sir.
Posted: at 7-09-2020 04:32 PM (1 year ago) | Upcoming
- sanababa at 7-09-2020 05:27 PM (1 year ago)
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- gogoman at 7-09-2020 06:54 PM (1 year ago)
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- dopygenius at 7-09-2020 09:19 PM (1 year ago)
Nice one...You get luck say you were not security under ASCO..worst security company ever in Nigeria
Posted: at 7-09-2020 09:19 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
- GabriellePeake at 5-04-2021 08:12 AM (9 months ago)
Wow, this sounds like the story from a motivational video. As a matter of fact I know a similar story. A friend of mine works at a security firm as a bodyguard. He has a colleague who was his partner only to later discover that he was a former navy seal who was a trainer at and a professional fighter. On a practice day at the shooting range the boss was present and he saw what was capable of. Impressed with his skill he was immediatly offered a promotion, now he is in charge of the firm
Posted: at 5-04-2021 08:12 AM (9 months ago) | Newbie