A few weeks ago, we reported the story of a seven-year-old girl, Success Adegor, who was angry for being sent home from school. In the video recorded of Success, she said she would have preferred being flogged than being sent home.
The video went viral and a lot of people rose to donate their widow’s mite to Success and her family. In fact, her video revealed the state of education in Warri, where Success and her family are based.
The Governor of her state has demanded that her school be renovated and the head teacher of the school is presently being investigated for the money Success was sent home for.
In a chat with PUNCH, Success’s father revealed that she was born with signs of greatness in her. According to him, his wife once contemplated aborting her when she became pregnant with her and even took a poisonous substance to get rid of her.
“I knew she would be a great child. That was why I gave her the name Success. We received many favours on the day she was given birth to. Let me tell you a short story about Success. After our second child, my wife said she didn’t want to give birth to another child.
“When she was pregnant with Success, she decided to drink ‘Angle 90’ (a poisonous substance). She said she wanted to die. I convinced her that rather than kill yourself, have the baby so that you could sell it for N500, 000. But she said she wouldn’t sell her baby.
“On the day Success was born, somebody that had owed me N100, 000 paid the debt. Money was just coming from different areas. As we were receiving the goodwill, I told my wife that if we had terminated the pregnancy, would these favours have come to us? It was because of the goodwill that has always followed her that made me named name Success.
“She has been receiving blessings from every corner since she was born. There was a day a soldier who stopped the vehicle that was taking them (our children) to see their grandmother at Kwale, gave her the bread he had bought for his family. The soldier said he liked the way my daughter was talking. Anywhere she goes, she always receives favour. She has won a scholarship before. The scholarship was given to her by a governor’s aide.”
When Success was asked what she would like to be in the future, she said,
“I want to be a lawyer and pastor. I want to be a pastor so that I can preach the gospel. I want to become a lawyer because I love everything about them. I love their dressing and I hope to become a judge (someday).”
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