I CRIED BITTERLY AND OPENLY IN DEEP REGRET: Mrs Justina Okeke
READ MY TRUE LIFE STORY TO THE END SO YOU DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I MADE.
I got back from the UK that Sunday morning at about 10:35am after 20 years, while I was still looking in amazed how the airport has changed from what it looked like before I left the country, I had my friend Adanma screaming my name in excitement as she had come to pick me up from the Airport.
We hugged each other for like 65seconds before she grabbed my bag as we work down to where she packed, you need to see how I opened my mouth when I saw the kind of car she drove to come pick me up, I was like babe what’s up? You are driving a 2014 Range Rover Evoque and she said nah God ooo, abeg the story long.
While she was diving I didn’t know when we got home as I was feeding my eyes with so much beautiful buildings that was not here when I left the country before I knew it So she brought me to a beautiful apartment, then she said “babe welcome to my house” and I was very surprised to see that my friend who I use to give a poly bag filled with rice every month now owns a duplex.
It wasn’t like I don’t want her to be successful but because I thought nothing good can come out of Nigeria anymore.
Hello, my name is Mrs. Justina Okeke, Wife and Mother of three beautiful children. 20yrs ago I use to live in Lagos Nigeria with my family before we relocated to the UK, back then I and my friend was working for the State Government.
The pay from the Government was very small and was not enough to pay bills yet the government even owed us. But thank God that my lovely husband was well to do so I couldn’t feel it if the salary was not enough but it was very had for my friend because her husband was dead so it could tell on her very well that the salary was not enough for her family, thus made me to always help her out with food stuffs every month.
The state government had owe us so much that they could not pay again because the money would be too much to take out from the government purse which they decided to pay their debt with landed property which they gave everyone including me and my friend 2plots of land from Maroko Community that is now known as Lekki.
I was angry that the Government owed us so much and now they wanted to pay off, they now choose land from Maroko of all places in the state to give to us because knowing fully well that Maroko Community very swampy and the land was not even worth ¼ of what the Government owed us then.
Little did I know that I was giving out GOLD.
Before this time my husband and I has already decided to relocate to the United Kingdom with our kids this made me to angrily dash out my own 2plots of land to my friend advising to sell it and use it to support herself and her children.
I stayed in the UK with my husband and kids for 20yrs and things was not as rosy as planed or expected so I decided to come and visit Nigeria for the first time since we left only for me to see that things has really changed real good for my friend because the two plots of land which I thought was worth nothing was now in the heart of Lekki phase 1.
Adanma had sold her own plots of land which was not even in Lekki phase 1 and developed one of my own where she built the Duplex she lives in and now runs a private school which she owns.
You need to see me crying bitterly in my heart while she was giving me gist the second day, of how things turned around for her and her family because of the worthless land the government gave us which I dashed her mine own, as soon as she said that I felt like fainting.
We had knock on the door and the gate man worked in and said one Chief Tony was here to see her and my friend hissed as she asked the gateman to let him in. So I quickly asked who Chief Tony is that she hissed before she asked to let him come in, the reply she gave me almost made my heart jump out.
She said he is one of those people that wants to buy the last land (which is the last of the two I dashed her), and then that he is asking to pay ₦115 Million while am asking for ₦125 Million.
Before you know it Chief Tony worked in with a brief case and one other gentleman who happened to be his lawyer and he said with a cool tone, “madam Ada I am here with my lawyer and the sum of ₦120 Million cash to pay for that land, please accept it from me so we can close the sale”
The next thing I had was my friend Adanma who angrily replied back to him in a bad tone “Chief Tony please get out of my house if you don’t have what I am asking for” and she concluded by saying I am not selling rice and beans here.
I didn’t know when I busted into tears and started crying out loud this made Chief Tony to walk out of the house with his lawyer.
I was like me and my husband has been in the UK for 20years and we can’t boost of ₦20 Million as Husband and wife, yet someone in this same country we left for 20years ago is doing shakara to collect ₦120 Million for the same thing I called trash and worthless 20years ago.
While my friend was trying to console me to stop crying, I immediately asked for her phone and called my husband and asked him to come back to Nigeria because what we left it to be was no longer what it is now.
I also told him that as for me I am no longer coming back to the UK, he was shock to hear that but was more shocked when I told him that the worthless plots of land which the state government gave us then which I had dashed out to my friend is now worth more than a hundred million naira.
I quickly got a new MTN sim-card the next day and started looking and searching the internet for cheap lands to buy since I could not afford to buy from the same Lekki I called worthless land 20years ago.
So I met Chuks who was advertising a landed property selling for ₦350k in Ibeju-Lekki off course he helped me to get my first 4plots of land with no hassle and no Omonile Whahala.
Since then till now I have bought more than 20 plots of land around Lekki Free Trade Zone Area (LFTZ) through him and have not stopped advising young people especially young couples to start buying land, in fact to buy land before they buy a car.
Indeed landed property is the best and surest form of investment anyone can use to secure his/her future.
You don’t understand, I was so shocked to see Maroko transform into what is known now as Lekki without any substantial development other than Gated Estates these made me to pay more attention when Chuks told me about the new area that the state Government was focusing their attention on as he told me about the Free Trade Zone.
As at that time Dangote and some other companies had not showed interest in the area so imagine what the area will become by the time Dangote Oil Refinery and other industries comes to life in the area.
Just like how my worthless land went to be worth more than a hundred million naira.
Before I forgot my friend finally sold that plot of land for ₦180m to another buyer after 2 weeks and as a good friend she gave me ₦50m from the sale.
Did I hear you say she could have given me all the money since she is living on one and had sold two of hers also coupled with the fact that her life and family has greatly improved cause of those lands?
I want you to also remember that I had dashed her and not to keep it for me so she did noble to even have given me ₦50m out of the sale.
Besides I was grateful to God because I stayed 20years in the UK and could only boost of UK Citizenship and few millions in naira in our family account then few weeks in Nigeria and I could now boost of ₦50m and 4plots of land that has appreciated to ₦4.5m as we speak today.
So my friend, my advice for you is go and buy land NOW especially in Ibeju-Lekki if you want to start reaping from it in the next 5years from now.
I decided to grant this interview to Chuks because I don’t want someone to make same mistake I made 20years ago. Buying land is better than buying cars or even saving the money in the bank.
You never can tell when that piece of land will rise to either save you, boost you or even be something that is worth leaving behind for your next generation.
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If you do, you just might save someone from making the wrong spending choice today.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they made the wrong spending choice.
Remember that the first and safest form of investment which has very low risk is investing in landed property. Also you don’t wait to buy land you buy land and wait.
According to Andrew Carnegie, 90% of all millionaires become so through owning Real Estate.
There are lands you can buy today starting from ₦1m and above around Ibeju-Lekki Area and watch the value rise within a short time just like how the 4plots I bought then through Chuks is now worth ₦4.5m each today.
You can contact Chuks on 08062556127 for more details on how you can buy a plot of land with no whahala.
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