See a man diligent in his works, he shall stand before Kings, such is the story of a Micheal Iloduba, who is currently occupying the Nigerian internet space. Michael who is the Chief Executive Officer, Cooperate Water, a registered company under the Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC) is into the sales of Sachet & Table Water in Lagos traffic and Major market.
Pictures of Michael had surfaced on social media early September, the pictures which showed him selling Sachet (popularly known as Pure) & Table Water, was all dressed in a cooperate wear, precisely suit. A moves that has touched and inspired many Nigerians, who have continue to shares the story and pictures of Michael on their various social media handles.
Some of those who have recently reacted to Iloduba’s inspiring story is the Anti Graft Agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who on Monday celebrated the young man, for not allowing his limitations to deter him from hawking pure water on the streets of Lagos, the EFCC also described him as a determined guy.
While announcing Iloduba as its “#YoungNLegit Pick of the Week” on Twitter, the anti-graft agency described him as a “determined guy.”EFCC tweeted, “Meet Michael Iloduba @AuthenticMiche3, the guy who dresses in corporate wears to sell bottle water called Corporate Water. Not deterred by limitations around him, he is determined to make a difference.”
Iloduba, a National Diploma holder, whose Corporate Affairs Commission’s certificate was also displayed on social media, revealed why he decided to selling pure dressed in corporate wears and how much he makes from sales on daily basis;
“I was inspired to sell ‘pure water’ dressing corporate because we are in Lagos and for you to make it out of the entire stress, you have to package your business in a way that attracts more audience. So, I thought of selling pure water in a different way by dressing corporately to attract more customers to my business.” I make about N2500 daily, selling about 30 bags of pure water and 10 to 15 packs of bottled water,” he told Punch.
When asked how his parents felt seeing him selling sachet water, Iloduba added, “When I started this business, I could not tell my parents because I was scared that they might not agree to it. They later found out that I was selling pure water through one of my pictures on social media and my mother was quite happy with the fact that I distinguished myself.”