Kemi Ajumobi the Editor of Health, Business and Living, Business Day Media interviewed two homeless boys on the streets of Lekki, Lagos. Here is her narrative as culled from her instagram page.
I was driving along admiralty way in Lekki and I saw a young chap trying to reach out to someone to beg and he was turned off…I felt strongly to turn back so I did and I said if God wanted me to see him again it would be easy and voila as I drove down a bit I saw him and this time it was with his friend. His name is Daniel and his friend’s name is Ibrahim. Ibrahim wasn’t too vocal as he stuttered to express himself so Daniel did most of the talking. Daniel stopped school in Jss1 and sincerely desires to go back to school. I know things aren’t completely easy now in Nigeria, I also know that some of you might have your doubts about them but trust me no one deserves to be given up on. I asked them to meet up with me the next day at a particular spot and time…I wanted to test their seriousness and they got there way earlier than I did…tired and sleeping in uncomfortable positions …I called their names severally but they were too tired to hear…until I came down from the car to tap them…they sprang up in excitement from sleep waiting to hear any good news I had for them on anyone willing to help…please please please I beg you…kindly send me a message if you know how these future leaders can be helped. Daniel says his favourite artiste is @frankrichboy and he wants to be a Mechanical Engineer… please let’s help make their dreams come true. THANK YOU and God bless You!
Frank Edwards indicated interest in meeting with the boys in a post on his Instagram page 5 days ago.
Somebody get me these boys let’s rain Miracles on them .. I have been there so I know exactly how it hurts to beg to survive , thank God for JESUS! thank God they chose the right role model .. their lives will never be the same!!! And he speaks so well ? he will defiantly do well in school !! and no boy you will not live a normal life you will live an excellent life !!! @kemiajumobi thank you for taking out time to visit the streets ?? If u can still find them pls bring them to me. Pls pls pls
Many other good willed Nigerian’s also indicated interest to be part of the project including Pastor Biodun of COZA
Plans are currently underway to get the young man back to school. Kemi Ajumobi has since express her heart felt appreciation to frank Edwards and every other persons who were part of that move. Here is the later part of the story according to Kemi Ajumobi.