A 22-year-old female truck driver, Ademola Omolade has claimed that she is unable to operate an automobile despite comfortably driving a 22-tire vehicle.
The truck driver who is a resident of Ogbomosho, Oyo State, and originally from Osun State has subsequently gained notoriety online for her driving abilities.
Omolade recently spoke with THE PUNCH about her experiences, difficulties, and other factors related to being a young woman who drives a truck.
The young woman, who started driving at the age of 19, described how her parents encouraged her to pursue a trade after she finished her secondary schooling.
They advised her to pursue a career in hairdressing or tailoring, but she had no interest in either. She was visiting with her aunt at the time in Lagos State, where her aunt’s husband was a truck driver.
When her uncle was given responsibility for two trucks, he asked if she would be able to help him handle them, and she said yes. She became fascinated with driving trucks while handling the trucks for her uncle; this marked the start of her journey to become a truck driver.
Speaking on how she is inexperienced at driving a four-wheeler vehicle, she said;
“People find it funny that I can drive an articulated vehicle which has 22 tyres but I can not drive a car which has four tyres.”