Williams Uchemba Offers Scholarship To 10-Year-Old Plantain Hawker Spotted On The Street By UnilagOlodo

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.

10:00pm. Somebody’s child on a major road. ?

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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.

unilagolodo joseph plantain hawkerAccording 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.

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