The saying some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em is a famous line from Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare has lady Mercy in mind while writing this book because Mercy is among the great people that achieve greatness themselves. In Igbo parlance ,it is called ‘ Ugu gbatara mmiri ejiri shie ya’
How else will one describe a hard working lady who against all odds has achieved a lot yet to her set standard ,she is just starting.
Mercy is the ‘worst’ lady to have as a social friend because she believes in work! Work!! Work!!! . Make a mistake and ask her how she unwind,she will tell you that she unwind while working. She is as focus as she is humble.
A native of Umuzun-Ogbe Ahiara in Ahiazu Mbaise,Imo state,
She obtained her school cert From Aguda Grammar School Surulere ,Lagos , that was after her brief stint at Government College Maroko in the same Lagos. Thereafter she proceeded to University of Calabar (UNICAL) where she bagged a degree a Bsc degree in sociology.
Because of her insatiable quest for education ,Mercy enrolled and earned her MBA in Human Resource Management from The National Open University of Nigeria.
Not satisfied with the above mentioned certificate which many would have been contented with she enroll and got High Cettificate in Marketing and Sales, Mentor with Cherie blaire women MENTORING Foundation United kingdom.
*Work Experience* :
In Nigeria, while it is very hard for one to get employment after graduation, it is not so for Mercy because the lady living God she worships showered her mercy hence she was one of those lucky but hardworking ladies her menavollent ‘god’ cracked her palm kernel having worked so hard to graduate with good grades.
Before voluntrily resiging from her plump jobs,she has working experience that spanned for over 2 decades and still in active service but as a self employed.
She had worked with various multi national and high profile organisations from her NYSC days .The following are some of the places she has worked :
DE-UNITED FOODS LTD( INDOMIE INSTANT NOODLES)
FLOUR MILLS OF NIGERIA PLC
CROWN FLOUR MILLS OF NIGERIA LTD( OLAM )
AMSEL SUSAN COMPANY
PAN AFRICAN YOUNG WOMEN DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
V- KINGS GLOBAL RESOURCE INVESTMENT LTD
SIMPLIFIED METHODS INC ( CANADA)
WORLD ARISE FOUNDATION ( USA).
Member of sisters of charity / humanity, Ambassador of culture gate Africa for Culture,Art & Tourism ,founder/ president Mercy Youth Assembly Nigeria & Women Centre for the family INTL, Chairman Merfyzdaablack Nigeria ltd, Consultant on Brand/ Personal mgt, life coach, Mentor & Motivational speaker and a Messenger of God.
*AWARDS & RECOGNITION*
A multiple International and national award winner, a member of press, activist and human right activist and advocate for youths and women.
At the last count Lady Mercy has received more than 120 awards and recognition from different organizations who appreciate her good works.
This humble and productive lady who is from Imo state but resides in Lagos with operating offices in Abuja,Lagos and Owerri is a big asset to Nigeria in general and both Lagos and Imo respectively.
Not many people know that this publicity shy lady has given scholarship to many 250 Nigerians to University level through her NGO. Some has graduated while some are still in the university.
Mercy doesn’t believe in party politics rather she believes in supporting any government that is pro masses .
Talking about parliatives,Amb. Mercy through her two NGOs (Women Centre For The Family Int’l and Mercy Youth Assembly) have so far spent more than 5,000,000 ( Five Million Naira) in parliatives for the less privilege Nigerians irrespective of their tribe or religion.
Sequence of her parliatives gesture are as follows:
On 7th April 2020 in conjunction with MITV Lagos,gave out cash gifts ranging from 3k to 10k to more than 500 Indigent Nigerians.
On 9th April,Amb. Mercy and her team donated food items, sanitizers,and cash to Alimosho Local Government of Lagos State. The items were handed over to the LGA Chiarman (Hon. Jelioe Sulaimon) which were distributed to the needy and indigent in the LGA.
As if that was not enough,on 20th April,she remembered the sick people at Isolo General Hospital where food,drugs, toiletries and hand sanitizers were given to them and hospital bills of more than 50 patients were also paid by this unsung Ambassador.
Many people thought that she is a government appointee due to the way she support the less privilege,then one begins to wonder how the masses will keep smiling if she is made a commissioner in Lagos or Imo or as a Minister of the Federal Republic if not the head of any Federal Government Agency.
*Haruna Bello Writes from Congress For Better Nigeria, FCT Abuja*