Nollywood Actor and philanthropist, Williams Uchemba has vow to take responsibility of Joseph, the boy seen hawking plantain at night. His pictu
Nollywood Actor and philanthropist, Williams Uchemba has vow to take responsibility of Joseph, the boy seen hawking plantain at night.
His picture went viral yesterday night as he was seen sleeping on the highway with his goods beside him, after few findings, it was discovered he was brought to Lagos from Akwa Ibom by a lady who promised to sponsor his education but instead sent him out to Hawk.
Actor Williams Uchemba tried reaching a good term with his guardian but she was reluctant and asked him to be taken away. This now prompt Williams to take responsibility of Joseph as he is going to put him on the next flight to Akwa Ibom as well as sponsor his education.
I found him..his name is Joseph and I was just told he hasn’t eaten anything for 3 days well this is his last day on the street. Thanks @queen_stephaniejames and @unilagolodo
So I had a video chat with Joseph, he is 10 years old and his from akwa Ibom state. He told me that he is living with a woman that took him from his parents in the village and promised that she will send him to school in Lagos because his parents couldn’t afford to train him, but when he got to Lagos instead of school the lady put him on the street to sell things and bring money back to her. I have tried to talk with the lady to have a better understanding of the situation but she doesn’t want to talk instead she said we can take the boy.I have spoken with Joseph and he said he wants to go back home and go to school because his parents who he hasn’t seen or spoken to doesn’t know that he is hawking in Lagos , and yes he hasn’t eaten in 3 days.. Anyway I want to clean him up today and put him on the flight today to akwa Ibom with some people, know what the parents needs and put him on Scholarship with the help of God.He has a bright future( I can tell) and if not for anything kids his age are not suppose to be on the street but in school..he is one out of many and I can’t take all off the road alone so I urge you to help the ones you can when you see them..