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Why I rejected FG offers to be justice minister twice -Afe Babalola {His Success Secret}

Why I rejected FG offers to be justice minister twice -Afe Babalola {His Success Secret}

...And the 3 Lessons for everyone who wants to become great
By Charles Segun Adegbite

Aare Afe Babalola: O.F.R., C.O.N., S.A.N.,LL.D, FNIALS

Legal icon and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti,(ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola  rejected the offers given to him by the Federal Government of Nigeria to serve as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the federation twice.
He disclosed on an  NTAi special Programme, “Reflection” that he also rejected offers to become a judge after 10years and 20years of practicing law.
REASONS FOR REJECTING THE OFFERS
His reason for rejecting the offers was to enable him have enough time for his clients who he didn’t want to disappoint.
He disclosed that the rejection of offers to become judge was because of his desire to make enough money from the bar, which he believed he would not be able to get from the bench.
THE BENEFITS HE GOT
According to him, by focusing on his legal practice he was able to improve more, get wealthy clients and make enough money, that he later used to establish the ABUAD..
He as well got a lot of awards and Chieftaincy titles, top among them being the Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) of the University of LondonAare Bamofin of Yorubaland, Oficer of the Federal Republic(OFR), Commander of the Order of Niger(C.O.N.) by the Federal Government.
THE SUCCESS LESSONS
ONE: You must have clear goals; not vague ones. Know exactly what you want in life.
TWO: You must be focused and never allow distractions. This is one of the major reasons for the continuous success of successful people across the world.
THREE:  Be ready to pay the price required to achieve your goals in life. Cutting corners don't bring lasting success.

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