A lady working in a company in Lagos came into the office and was sweating profusely. Her boss saw her and asked what’s going on with her. She said she had to get to the office via series of buses because she went on the company assignment at a long distance. In an attempt to solve the problem, he asked if she could drive, she said NO. He said ohh! He would have given her an official car but she can’t drive. She said she could learn. He objected that that would take some time before she gets the required skill to drive. That was how she lost that opportunity to drive. The opportunity of a life time has to be taken in the life time of that opportunity.


Some young men were invited for interview as marketers in a reputable company in Nigeria. After the oral interview they were given car keys to test their driving skills. This is because as marketers they need to move goods around. Not all of them could drive. Those who could drive got the job while the others did not get the job.


The ability to drive a car is a very important skill you have to consider. It is a skill that has to be consciously learnt. As a student you can make deliberate effort to learn driving via driving school or anyone who has a car around you and is willing to teach you. The reason why you have to consider learning to drive are many. Below are some of the top reasons why it is important to learn to drive.

  1. Acquiring your driver’s license which is a valid means of identification in many developing countries.
  2. You can safely, promptly and regularly take your children to school by your own car rather than sending them to school by different buses.
  3. Most employers hire job seeker who can drive. This could increase your chances of getting a job. It is more advantageous if you can demonstrate your driving skills when asked to.
  4. If you know how to drive you can apply for specific job openings that require driving skills.
  5. It permits you to go shopping any time you want without trouble having to carry heavy shopping goods home on public transport.
  6. It would also give you the privilege to travel anywhere during holidays with friends and families.
  7. Learning to drive could be the best answer if you are now dating someone. You can pick them up safely instead of having to meet up at a neutral place.
  8. If you are working and you will have to travel long distances, it is advantageous on your part if you learn driving. This is because you will be more comfortable using your car.
  9. If you have a sick family member, it is important to check them more often. Learning to drive would probably make your responsibilities lighter and easier.
  10. In the event that you have children who living with their other parent, it is easier for you to take them out to any place where you can bond with them. Having your car will always give you the chance to do it.
  11. Having a car with you is naturally a great responsibility and duty to handle. Those who know how to drive, lead to a more independent and comfortable way of living than those who struggle along using public transportation.
  12. It does not mean that you have to buy a car, so that you will learn to drive. You can learn to drive for now, and wait for the chance to own a car in the future. Learning how to drive is a necessary thing everyone must have to realize. This is because it is a skill that gives you more opportunities.
  13. Ability to drive gives you the sense of being safe.
  14. It makes you to comprehend your car more deeply.
  15. It makes you to always avoid spending extra by hiring a taxi/driver.
  16. Your car will be under your control and not somebody else.
  17. You can give a ride to those who are in need.
  18. It helps to build trust in yourself.
  19. It makes you to recognize driving as a skill.
  20. It enables you to easily drive all kinds of cars.
  21. It ensures you are safe. Safety is the first consideration.


See you driving safely on the road!


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