- Peter Darmos could not withstand the pitiable sight of people queuing for food and other essentials
- The emotion drew him to his pocket and he doled out at least N2,223,818 to all those huge number of people on the queue
- Darmos, a lawyer, gave out a total of N22,238 to each of the people who had lost their jobs
What is the essence of having while your neighbours are starving? That must have been the thought that ran through the mind of Peter Darmos as he watched the hundreds of people on a queue waiting to get food and other essentials.
To worsen the situation of the hundreds of people, they were jobless.
The man thought to himself and decided that he must touch each person in that queue positively. And he did.
A lawyer and entrepreneur, Darmos gave out a total of N2,223,818, each person in the queue outside a Centrelink office in Melbourne, Australia receiving N22,238.
The generous man said he was moved to do something when he saw the queues on television.
“It made me sick to the stomach. These people need instant pain relief. They can not wait for tomorrow or the day after," he said.
"Their Centrelink payments are not ready until next week. They need to put food in the table tonight," he added.
Darmos, a 62-year-old, hails from Balwyn North.
After seeing the queue, he picked his car keys and headed straight to the bank, waited for an hour to withdraw the sum of 10,000 Austrailian dollars ( an equivalent of N2,223,818 million), which is the maximum withdrawal.
He then distributed the money to each person inside and outside the office until there was nothing more left.
“My heart just goes out to these people who are really suffering. The gratitude, the tears in peoples eyes, it was unbelievable.
"I had to do that because these people need instant relief. They can not wait for tomorrow or the day after," he said.
He further noted that he could not stand to see his kids fed while others starve comparing it a tragedy of profound proportion.
The lawyer pleaded with the wealthy in the country to assist workers who have been crippled financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Legit.ng earlier reported that as Nigerians face hard times following the spreading coronavirus, respected Pastor Sam Adeyemi admonished other clergymen to assist the needy around them.
Adeyemi, who heads the Daystar Christian Centre headquartered in Lagos, also urged churches to encourage their members to assist those in need around them.
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