- A 29-year-old single mother of three living in a slum has cried out for help
- She appealed to the government to look into their living situation and provide jobs for them
- According to her, her daughter does not deserve to grow up in a slum
Khafila Bashiru, a 29-year-old single mother of three living in a slum has cried out for help. The young mother had an encounter with Legit.ng during our visit to the slum. She used the opportunity to air her opinion about the state of things as she beseeched the government to look into their case and help them.
Bashiru urged the correspondent of Legit.ng to do his job and not cause them any discomfort. She explained that she, alongside the other slum dwellers, does not resist change; however, they have no desire to be displaced. They have seen the dumpsite as their abode and do not want to be left homeless.
The young woman also stated that the slum occupants are agile and can do whatever job they are being asked to do.
Buhari should help us! 29-yr-old single mother of three cries out| Legit TV
She called on the government to help them live well by providing jobs for them. Bashiru said that it is not easy for them to make money as they work hard and have very little to show for it.
She explained that they pick the floor in order to find items like papers, nylons and tins that can be sold to companies that will recycle them. Men in that vicinity do a lot before they can earn as little as fifty naira.
Bashiru seemed to have a lot to say during the interview. She got stuck at some point as she searched for words and eventually switched to Yoruba in order to convey her message.
She had a baby strapped to her back as she spoke. The young mother used the child as an example as she said the little girl does not deserve to grow in such an environment. Bashiru said that she used to be a pretty woman too but the hardship she has been through in that environment has made her beauty fade.
The young mother of three stated that she has never been married. She also said that she stopped going to school after her secondary school education.
The outspoken lady said that she would have loved to study law if she had the opportunity to further her education. She feels she would have been able to defend a lot of people and might have been an object of change.
She implored President Muhammadu Buhari to look into their matter and help them.
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