Felix Obazee, a Nigerian businessman has a different approach to the culture of successful parents wanting to give their children the best life possible.
Most parents who have risen from a humble beginning and have been able to build some level of affluence don’t want their children to come close to experiencing any kind of discomfort in life, but Obazee believes parents should make their children learn and work as regular employees so that they would understand that success comes at a cost.
He shared his story on LinkedIn, telling how he makes his second son, who is an undergraduate at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, work in his company as a security guard.
Obazee, whose company is a security outfit – Fionet Security Services – said he wanted his boy to learn the ropes from the basis.
He wrote in the post, “picture with my 2nd son, but the 4th child, Uyiogosa Praise Obazee, a student of the University of Port Harcourt dressed in my company’s Security uniform on duty. Can you teach your children your trade, your business and make them learn that life is not all about cell phones and games? Or you don’t want them to suffer how you suffered to become successful?
I am grateful to God for his grace to raise responsible children that will be leaders in their generation.
@Uyi see you at the top son!”
As expected, Obazee’s post was met with mixed reactions from other LinkedIn users. While some said there is a better way to teach privileged children to value the life they have, many others gave him a pat on the back, describing his action as exemplary leadership.
See some of the comments below.