A Nigerian man has taken to his twitter page to share heartbroken photos of an exhausted child-hawker who slept off at the site where he works.
Sharing the photos, he wrote ;
Saw this kid sleeping right in front of my site on a block besides his banana. Woke him and ask him to go lay inside. He said he just returned from school before asked to hawk.
this is really wrong.
Saw this kid sleeping right in front of my site on a block besides his banana. Woke him and ask him to go lay inside. He said he just returned from school before asked to hawk.💔 this is really wrong. pic.twitter.com/nRlMeoougE
— AIR_Meka®🌂 (@shukuemekar) February 2, 2021
Well-meaning Nigerians are now making efforts to put resources together to help the child’s situation.
Below are some comments from the post ;
Prof wrote ;
I did this for my mom while growing up, this was the only way a single mother could raise school fees for her kids. Sometimes I was sent home for school fees, I’d go hawk, assist in raising the money & go back to school. Today I’m an Industrial mathematician. It’s only a phase.
Omeh wrote ;
This is what happens in a country where everyone marry simply because his or her age mates are getting married. No Plan!
I am getting sick and tired of repeated mistakes of our people!!!
These behaviors put children in danger of sexual assault, kidnapping, and PTSD.
People from a good family that has not really seen what life is like spitting rubbish
They is definitely nothing wrong with this ..
I don't care whatever circumstances but he is apparently struggling to earn a living
Life isn't how u guys wants it to be
— prince Charles of umuopu🕘 (@Charles56165632) February 3, 2021
The kid is not doing this on his own. An adult(parent, guardian) sent him on this errand. Even a crippled adult can sell this banana while the kid was in school. This is not justifiable by any means whatsoever😥
— Nne Tee (@AdilikeTessy) February 3, 2021