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OLADELE Daniels woke up with a start when he heard a knock on his door.
‘Who could that be?’ he puzzled, a frown distribute around his deal with. He seemed at the clock on the wall and it study 10am as he lifted his tall frame slowly but surely from the bed.
“Yes, who is that,” he asked.
“Good early morning, sir. I am a representative of the Lagos Lottery Assistance,” came the reply.
“Lagos Lottery what,” he requested as he pulled the bolt from the doorway and opened it.
The man outdoors the doorway was tall and trim and wore a smile on his darkish, handsome facial area, revealing a best dentition. He looked a lot more like a product in a toothpaste advert than a agent of the Lagos Lottery Company. He wore a effectively ironed, and definitely starched, immaculate white shirt over a pair of black chino trousers. The emblem of the Lagos Lottery Support was printed on the breast pocket of his shirt. A black baseball cap was balanced on his smaller head.
“Are you Mr Oladele Daniels with ticket range LL1456?”
“Yes, I am Oladele Daniels and that’s my ticket quantity. Might we go inside of and chat?”
Daniels ushered the formal into his dingy area. The official’s eyes swept the home in a next. The room was modest and experienced only a person small window for ventilation. A 6-spring mattress occupied a corner of the place. Two tiny black pots and a medium-sized kerosene stove occupied one more corner. Two shirts and a pair of blue trousers that experienced witnessed improved times hung on the nail on the wall.
“So what can I do for you?”
“Well sir, I am happy to tell you that you are the winner of this year’s fifty million Naira Lagos Lottery,” the formal announced, beaming.
Oladele Daniels just stared. Incomprehension etched boldly on his confront. All of a sudden, the reality hit him.
“Wait a minute! You signify my ticket was picked as the winning ticket for this year’s lottery?” He had to be certain he experienced read accurately.
“Yes sir,” the official answered, however beaming.
Oladele Daniels was flabbergasted. He jumped up and then hugged the official. The smile on his deal with was brilliant plenty of to gentle up a dark place. He produced the man and began to dance spherical his area. He moved like a drunk significant on gin. But he was not drunk with gin. He was drunk with the wine of joy. He elevated a song…
Ose O Baba
Baba oma se,
Olurun mi
Ose O Baba…
You could really feel the happiness in his voice the official from the lottery service joined him. Their singing attracted other tenants in the compound to the space. When he noticed his neighbours, Daniels stooped singing and dancing to explain to them the excellent information. His joy beamed on them like the sunshine from guiding the clouds.
A single of his neighbours lifted an additional song, which they all joined in singing…
I have a extremely massive God O
Who is standing by my side,
A incredibly massive God O
By my aspect, by me side.
While the singing and the dancing was going on, the official drew Daniels to a corner.
“Mr Daniels, lest I forget, we want you to arrive to our business office tomorrow afternoon by 1pm to formally obtain the fifty million Naira.”
“I will be there by 1pm prompt!”
“I’m worried I’ll have to go away now. So see you tomorrow.”
“We ought to wash am O!” Sanusi, the local neighbourhood drunk, abruptly shouted.
“Why not?” answered Daniels.
He asked all people in the space to comply with him to Mama Ebuka’s beer parlour situated in entrance of the compound. What other way to rejoice achievement than with bottles of chilled lager?
At evening, Daniels could not slumber a wink. He considered of a million things he would do with fifty million Naira. His brain was functioning faster than a computer. To start with, he would get a duplex in Victoria Garden Town or in Dolphin Estate, or perhaps e-book a suite at the Sheraton Hotel for 1 year…(To be ongoing future week).

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