Episode 3

“You’re really early today.” the gateman teased as tunde walked past the gate.”Godd morning sir.” a nervous Tunde replied. He motioned towards the building with Physical planning unit boldly written on it not knowing what exactly what to expect. He was warmly recieved but for one reason he kept to himself, he moved from one office to the other. “sir wetin you dey find?” a maid asked “as much as I hate to say I’m looking for my office.”Tunde replied. “wetin be your em….. You know?” she said “I’m the consultant here.”Tunde said flipping his suit.”there sir.” she said picking her things. Tunde walked slowly towards the door she pointed to him. He took a deep breath as he stood at the door. “help me God.” he whispered to himself as he turned the handle.”wow!” he exclaimed as he entered into the office.”God knows how much they spent on this.” he said admiring his name tag on his table.”Good morning sir.” the minister’s secretary greeted as she came into Tunde’s office.”congratulations.”she said.”thanks.”he replied.”the minister asked you to work on these files and submit them to your director before noon.”she said as she dropped the files on the table. Tunde adjusted his chair.”alright.””see you around.”she said with a seductive smile on her face.

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Everyone rose to their feet as the minister walked past the reception at the physical planning unit. He moved straight into Tunde’s office.”Good morning mr Tunde.”he greeted as he entered the office. Tunde was busy with the files. “I’m very sorry sir. I was…” he said jumping to his feet.”It’s alright.” the minister cut in.”have you had your ‘little’ meeting with your director?” he asked. “N…No sir.” Tunde replied unsure of what to say. The minister raised his brow.”whats the problem sir?” Tunde asked.”don’t worry I’ll just check her.” he said moving out of the office.
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“Hello.” the minister greeted as he entered the director’s office. He immediately set off for the inner room”she’s not around,sir.”the secretary said much to the disappointment of the minister. “is it that she hasn’t come or she went out?” he asked.”she hasn’t come.” she answered bowing her head. “When she comes tell her to…” the minister shouted.”don’t worry.” he conclude in amuch lower tone as he stormed out of the office.
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The minister angrily walked into Tunde’s office.”Mr… He’s not here.”he shouted fuming.”sir,he’s at your office.” his secretary said as she came up to him”what’s…””The files are ready.”she cut in.”that guy is great.”he thought to himself heading towards his office.

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“Can’t you greet?” Jemimah screamed as she stormed into the reception. All the workers sat watching her rant through the hallway to her office.”welcome.” her secretary said as she barged into the office.”You lack respect.” Jemimah shouted back at her.”can’t you put a ‘ma’ behind it?”she said with the highest pitch of her voice.”you’re fired.”she concluded in a low tone.”You think you can walk in here and fire just any one?”she stopped in her tracks and turned her head over her shoulder.”who said that?”she asked facing her secretary now. “I did.”Tunde said walking into the office. “and who would you be? A cleaner?”she said mockingly.”I’m the consultant in this unit.” Tune said adjisting his suit and tie.”I’m the consultant… Hilarious.”Jemimah taunted.”what nonsense, what insolence miss Davies that you come to work this late on your first day and engage in worthless arguements?”the minister shouted as he rushed into the office.”Hold it.”Jemimah shouted back.”This-is-my-job so what I do wit it is none-of-your-business.”she shouted back. The minister swallowed and took his leave afterwards. Tunde looked Jemimah in the eye “welcome.” he said taking his leave.”Get me my schedule immediately.” she ordered barging into her office room.
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“Then we have a meeting with all the primary officers at noon…”The secretary started “…then the minister will have a meeting with you at 3pm.” she took a look at the note pad in her hand “that’s all.” she said taking her leave.”Whats your name?”Jemimah asked. She stopped and turned to face her.”J… Janet ma.” she replied. “Go get the meeting set. See you in fifteen minutes.” Jemimah said picking up her ringing phone. “Hello sis… Fine… You wanna pick me up?… Wow, come by 4pm I should be ready by then… Take care of your self…. Bye.”

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