Nigeria’s foremost anti-graft body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has on Monday celebrated a young man, Michael Iloduba who sells sachet water in corporate dress.
Lauding the giant marks Iloduba is making, the anti-graft commission declared him as its young man of the week.“#YoungNLegit Pick of the Week” on Twitter. The anti-graft agency went ahead to describe Iloduba 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.”
The agency also shared pictures of Iloduba selling sachet water and a Corporate Affairs Commission’s certificate showing that his business had been registered.
Illoduba, who is a National Diploma holder, sells pure water in major markets on Lagos Island – CMS, Apogbon, Mandilas, Balogun, Tinubu Square and Idumota.
In an interview with The PUNCH, Illoduba said he wore suit to sell sachet water to attract more customers.
He said, “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.”
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.”