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My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by Mybussinessmind: 12:13pm On May 15
My name is Donyabi, Godfrey Ebimobowei.

The road was never easy for me but I scaled through by His grace.



My dad lost his lucrative job, my younger brother was seriously ill which cost my dad a lot of money to treat him, my parent separated and the same year I gained admission into the higher institution but I couldn’t further my studies because I had no sponsor. It was like hell for me that year coupled with the fact that I had not gotten out of the pains I passed through when my best friend, Late Daniel kelvin Ebikabowei betrayed our friendship by allowing death to take his life. And my dad gave me his blessings “ Godfrey anything you do in life ; God will surely expose you for good and people will acknowledge you for your worth” and he further gave me a caveat to this prayer “ But Godfrey you must work hard because if you fail today neither me nor your mother will be held responsible but you”


I started my first work on January 4, 2011 in a factory (LG) and the first Salary I received was N9,000 and subsequently N11,000 as salary and I was just trying to manage myself to keep body and soul together and also to comply with the advice of my dad.


I was still working in the factory and later in the year I came across my secondary classmate( Lawal Sikiru(AAT)) who was running ICAN ATS programme and he gisted me about ICAN and he convinced me “ you don’t have to be rich to run ICAN programme”...this was what gingered me to run this ICAN programme, that year I enrolled for the programme even though my salary then was meagre, I registered with Safe Associates Ltd ICAN tutorial as recommended by my friend(Sikiru) in December 2012 to write March 2013 diet; my first day in class was not funny, I was asked if I would be able to cope with the system lecture-wise(becuase they had gone far with lectures), financially and otherwise because I registered late and I said let us how it goes.


I wrote my first exam in March 2013 (ATS 1) while still working in the factory and my exam fee was far higher than my salary; thank God to Sherifat (Sherry) who assisted me with the payment of my ATS 1 exam fee. The result came out after 6 weeks based on the standard and I passed 3 out of 4, I was demoralized but my motivator (Akinsulire Yewande(AAT,Bsc,ACA)) gave me reasons to continue with the programme.I wrote the paper I failed in September 2013 and I passed.That year most times I do trek from Apapa to Ojuelegba just to meet up with classes and there was no fund to finance my transport.


I wrote my ATS 2 exams in March 2014 while still working in the factory and I got another work immediately after the exam in an accounting firm as office assistance with the help of my ATS 1 classmate and co-worker Nwankwo Fidelia on March 24,2014. When the result came out I passed 3 out of 4. I still picked up the courage to continue and I wrote again in September 2014 and passed. This time around I was staying in my tutorial to read overnight and also to minimize expenses.


I wrote my ATS 3 exams in March 2015 and passed all and was inducted in June 2015 as AAT and I was promoted . I registered for ICAN professional programme the same year and I was given some exemtions as AAT member. I was supposed to write November 2015 but I didnt write because I was not financially bouyant.During my ATS 3 days ; Thanks to sochima Umeh(my friend turn brother who was trying in his own little way to assist me with his food and we lived as brothers those days, same goes to my Ijaw sister Hannah Clement(AAT) and Shakirat(AKA Shakira) who assisted in their ways to see me happy in class. I must not forget Jide(AAT,Bsc)(Omo Bababeji) in a rush,Toheeb and Collins Ibe(AAT,ACA) you made my ATS 3 a memorable one.God bless you for me.


I wrote May 2016 diet (Skilled level) and passed 3 out of 4.I wrote the outstanding paper and passed it in November 2016 diet. As usual I was short of fund but thank God to Nigerian Army Lt. Bola(ACA) who paid 3 quarter of my exam fee in Skill Level and also to Tosin(ACA)( Tosin my woman like I do call her in class).


I wrote my Final papers in May 2017(Final Level) and passed 3 out 5 and I wrote the oustanding 2 papers in November 2017 and passed all and to the Glory of God I became a qualified Chartered Accountant.Thanks to Merit Isaac who tried in her own little way and to my sister from my Mother’s Village who completed my final exam fee (Mercy Ogori).


I was promoted after I qualified.


I was inducted as an ACA member of ICAN on May 8,2019. A day I live to remember. Thanks to Ann Onyinyechi Eze my paddy of life who is always bordered about my career and also to my Boss (Mr Solomon Osunba(FCA) who has always given me reasons to be focused and determined in life and also to my fellow colleagues in Solomon Osunba & Co.(Chartered Accountants) for your support and to my family members and friends (The list is too long) for your support.


I faced so many challenges while running the programme:

I was downgraded that people who are not rich cannot run ICAN programme.

I had to tutor my friends just to get food in return (i.e stomach infrastructure...LOL)

I passed through hell just to scale through my ICAN programme. I remembered my final exams in may 2017 I was admitted almost one month in the hospital; my friends had a secret meeting with the doctor and told the doctor “Godfey doesn’t give himself rest that he is always in Church,School or Work and he is workaholic” and the funny doctor recommended that I should stop reading for a while and if possible I should forfeit my exams; I adhered to the non-reading aspect recommendation of the doctor but I refused to forfeit the exams slated for May 2017 and I managed to pass 3 out of 5 even though I was black out in the exam hall.


I was always determined and focus to be successful in my life even though the road was rough and some people discouraged me that I cannot enroll for ICAN programme with my financial status.

I was not discouraged by the words of people with negative thought instead I see them as instrument to suceed.

I listened to the advice of my parent who always wanted me to be educated at all cost because they were not educated but they value it and also to the advice of my mentor and friends.


You might think that the problems of this world is on you but I tell you that if you strive hard you will surely reach the top.

Be focused and disciplined no matter the circumstance

Always plan adequately and give yourself deadlines for every tasks you have.

Pray and work hard.

If I CAN make it; you are not exempted from scaling through.

On this note I wish to congratulate myself and also wish to appreciate all my well wishers and those who contributed financially and otherwise to see through this programme.

I am the first Chartered Accountant from Donyabi’s race...more wins and celebration to come from the donyabi’s family...stay tune.

Thanks and God bless.

Donyabi, Godfrey Ebimobowei (AAT,ACA)

Source: https://www.billionairezmindset.com.ng/2019/05/my-ican-success-story-godfrey-ebimobowei.html

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by coolegbo(m): 12:49pm On May 15
Congratulations bro

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by sarmuel97(m): 2:20pm On May 15
congrats bro

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by bolanto24(m): 2:39pm On May 15


Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by yourFEARS: 3:10pm On May 15
Inspiring.. Make money and leave for Canada.. Nigeria is no country, except you're ready to join us stay back and fix it


Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by japhethGold: 3:11pm On May 15
Congratulations and welcome to greatness.


Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by Dashry(f): 3:11pm On May 15
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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by Aieboocaar(m): 3:14pm On May 15
The Grace we always prayed for!!!

Congrats man

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by Joromi12: 3:15pm On May 15
If u plan on going to canada that AAT is useful. Ican useless

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by Neduzze5(m): 3:16pm On May 15
I can see my name up there... You are welcome... Don't mention, what are friends for na?

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by Akposy(m): 3:18pm On May 15
Congratulations sir.

I'm inspired. I know soon, God will provide the cash necessary for me to enroll in a Culinary academy. I must be a certified chef. Amen.

Congrats again brother. Above the sky is your starting point. Keep working hard and don't forget where you're coming from. Also, take note of where you are going. This is just the beginning!

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by milkyworld(m): 3:18pm On May 15
Good to know that we still have persistent youths who are willing to go the "extra mile" to achieve a noble cause.

One word of advice for the ICAN graduate - Use your exalted position to help other less privileged aspirants and you'll achieve greater feats with ease.

Nigeria will surely be great again!


Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by Ibrahim94(m): 3:19pm On May 15
Congratulations bro... preserverance, focused and dedication is the key to Successful person. on this note, thanks for the inspiring, Educative and motivating piece.

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by Lordknowz: 3:19pm On May 15

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by FunmyKemmy(f): 3:20pm On May 15

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by verygudbadguy(m): 3:20pm On May 15
Good one bro. The sky is just your starting point.

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by munex007(m): 3:25pm On May 15

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by kadripete: 3:29pm On May 15
Hearty congratulations bro

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by F3dan: 3:30pm On May 15
Congratulations brother.

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by funkyjms: 3:31pm On May 15
Yeah, I remember Godfrey back in SAFE, 2015.


Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by yomsad(m): 3:38pm On May 15
So inspiring.... water wont stop dropping from my eyes

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by blessediam: 3:39pm On May 15
Godfrey, this success story eyaf land here... more wins dear

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by Alaniolawale: 3:42pm On May 15
Congrats bro.. I'm happy for you o

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Re: My Ican Success Story---godfrey Ebimobowei by tobaseye: 3:43pm On May 15
Congrats bro, the sky is your starting point. Pls, don't stop there, once u gather small money start a degree (part-time), that will open more doors of opportunity for u. I must confess u have done well for yourself, it takes someone that has experienced it to understand what u have passed through. But thanks to God, they are all history today.


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