Nigerians react to young boy carrying a bucket of sand on construction site

Nigerians react to young boy carrying a bucket of sand on construction site

- A photo of a young boy carrying a heavy bucket of sand at a construction site has gone viral

- Many people have reacted to the photo which they claim depicts how poverty in the country drives child labour

- A Twitter user identified as Kembalo has offered to pay for the child's education

The effects of poverty in any country can be measured by the well-being of it's children. A photo of a young boy carrying a bucket of sand at a construction site has gone viral and many believe that he is a victim of the failed economy that is currently plaguing Nigeria.

The unidentified boy was pictured working on a construction site while carrying a heavy bucket of sand on his head. Some social media users have suggested that it might have been the decision of the boy to join in the work to be productive. While some have perceived it as plain wrong that a child will have to be exposed to such harsh conditions just to get food on the table.

On the bright side, the photo has stirred up conversations on social media, some of which captured the attention of a certain Twitter user Identified as Kembalo. On seeing the picture, she posted that people help her in locating the boy who she has offered to sponsor his education and ensure he is well taken care of.

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For some Nigerians, the photo is completely heart-breaking if it indeed means that the young boy is doing such to survive. One can commend his drive but in reality, no child should have to face such harsh conditions just to get bread.

Kembalo who has offered to sponsor the young boy if he is found, gained the praises and prayers of Nigerians who agree that he deserves to be in school and live a more respectable life.

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Here's how some Nigerians reacted to the photo below:

Meanwhile, recently, TV presenter Morayo stated on live television that she will never allow her husband bathe their daughter even though she trusts him so well.

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