So, I posted a picture of a 10-year-old boy who hawks plantain at VGC bus stop sleeping by the road by 10 pm on Instagram via UnilagOlodo and it went viral.
Thankfully comic actor William Uchemba reposted the image from UnilagOlodo on his own account writing that his followers should help him locate the boy because he is not supposed to be on the street. The boy was eventually found and it was revealed that his name is Joseph.
According to Joseph, he was taken from his home in Akwa Ibom by a woman who promised to send him to school. But on getting to Lagos, she instead sent him to the streets to hawk plantain for her.
Joseph’s story touched Williams, he then made plans to immediately take Joseph back to his parents in Akwa Ibom. He also said he was going to place Joseph on scholarship so he can begin school immediately.
Joseph is going home ?? ??? My boy Joseph just boarded his flight to awka Ibom now…if you are in akwa Ibom you can go get him from the airport cos my team might need help with directions to his place..they will be landing in about 1hr from now..let’s get them off the road one by one and give them a promising future.. put a smile on someone’s face #Godislove #seekfirsttheGodskingdom ?? @williamsuchemba