– Celestine Nwafor is a young student who engages in wheelbarrow rental business along with his schooling in Abuja
– His industrious efforts have attracted support from a good governance advocate and humanitarian
– The humanitarian, Hauwa Atiku-Uwais, moved by his hard work despite his young age has purchased him his own wheelbarrow and got his business registered
A lady identified as Hauwa Atiku-Uwais has taken to social media to narrate the acts of a young boy she described as ‘determined’.
In a post on her Twitter handle, @HauwaAtikuUwais and seen by Legit.ng, the Nigerian lady recounted how she came across a young schoolboy in the city of Abuja who despite his tender age pushes wheelbarrows just so he could augment his pocket money as well as earn a living.
The young boy, according to her, is a first school leaving certificate holder who hails from Enugu state but is based in Abuja.
@HauwaAtikuUwais said Celestine Nwafor who is presently a boarder engages in wheelbarrow rent, a business familiar with the Wuse market whereby he places his wheelbarrow in the market for rent for a fee just so he could augment the money he receives from his parents.
Nwafor would drop off the wheelbarrow and head for his boarding school, then come for his rental profits after school.
Moved by his determination to make a living even at that young age, coupled with her fear that he may not be giving total attention to his education, Hauwa had approached the boy and forthwith helped him purchase his own wheelbarrow.
She went on to get his wheelbarrow registered with the wheelbarrow union in the market just as Nwafor in return promised to give his education undivided attention.
In a recent video she shared, the elated boy expressed gratitude to the humanitarian for her kind gesture and offered prayers for her.
Watch video below:
On what informed her humanitarian gesture to the boy, she said:
“…This gesture is not about the wheel barrow itself. After all its not so expensive to get. It is about creating systems that allow children to go to school without feeling that they miss anything by staying in school. I like the idea.”
Reacting to the gesture, a Twitter user @jamilumamman commented:
“A smart lad. Kids like him are pretty common here in Abaji Abuja. The children down here need people’s (like you) help also. May God bless you for each child you help. I pray you have the will and means to pay his fees continually. Amen”
Another commending her assistance to the boy, with the handle @As_Gurama wrote:
“Continue with great work we will make Nigeria working again %100 support hajiya#@hauwaatikuuwais.”
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported how a 16-year-old Kaothar Ajani fends for herself and her siblings by riding a tricycle.
As the eldest child of the family with siblings much younger, taking up the responsibility of riding the tricycle was the only way to pay up her father’s debt and own the tricycle eventually.
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