I met Azeez on Linkedln, and he probably sent a request to connect with me based on our mutual institution. His bio ‘Internship Trainee at NNPC’ actually did it, and I couldn’t resist featuring him.
My name is Abdulazeez Adedayo. I’m a 400level student of Lautech, Ogbomosho. Currently on IT at NNPC Mosimi unit, Ogun state.
How did you get there, and what works doyou do?
I got there via my dad’s colleague🤣🤣. I just got to the director’s office, he asked a few questions and boom he said I could start today. As easy as that.
Yo! I work in the IT department (data center). All we do here majorly is help desk, general maintenance of the data centre and sometimes people come with their PC for repair(software and hardware).
As a computer scientist or engineer as the case may be, you can work in every office that has an IT department.
What was the first shock you experienced?
Ah! Director told me I wouldn’t get paid as the department had problems with funds. Actually, he used a particular English I’ve forgotten.
Interesting things about this place
There are many exciting things about this place. On my first day; my supervisor explained how the data centre runs and the sections. Was very cold actually. They use industrial ACs (Liebert Precision AC) to cool the temperature of the data centre.
The data centre is very impressive. There’s Ethernet connection, what every student wishes to have around, download anything, and watch YouTube videos free of any charges 🕺🏼🕺🏼. On my first day, I also got to work on an Auto-power generator, *cummins* . Myself and the engineer serviced the generator. There are numerous things to learn here.
What are the challenges you face every day since you started your IT?
Major challenges, TRANSPORTATION, the roads are not motorable plus I’m also not getting paid, these days I’m used to it already Sha.
Feeding too, the food over here is bad, walking out of the estate to get food outside is also hard because of the distance from my department to the gate is about 15-20 minutes walk.
What have you learned other than things related to academics?
I’ve learnt how to mingle with people, all through my first week I was really quiet but these days after meeting a lot of people, I can’t really say I’m quiet anymore.
Which is easier? Work or school?
Work and school are two different things, I’d say work is much easier.
Has your IT Program contributed to your academic or personal life?
Yeah sure, I’ve learnt a lot about academics especially relating the theories we’ve been learning to practicals.
To my personal life, IT has helped me relate with people who are much higher in the hierarchy of labour market. I think I now understand what it feels like to have a job and also have to deliver for every penny of salary you get.
Oya gist us(tell us random things)
My supervisor here Ehn… He can talk Ehn.. On my first day, he took me outside the estate to buy nkwobi, we walked for roughly 2 hours plus, so he was apologizing for making me walk that much; he didn’t know that this LAUTECH student is so used to walking already.
The IT students here are also awesome people we have Israel- he’s our senior, he knows everywhere already
Ebube-the one in charge of hot-spot
George- the one with ideas for businesses and start-ups.
Then we have a lady here, Lara- the Cybersecurity expert.
They’re fantastic people to work with.