- Despite being physically challenged, a 42-year-old man identified as Idris Umar still rides a motorcycle
- The man lost his left hand to an accident but he did not let his disability stop him from riding himself around Lagos state
- Umar, who was spotted with his motorcycle on third mainland bridge, said he always visits his customers at their respective places of work to repair and fill their gas lamps
A 42-year-old man identified as Idris Umar with no left hand has been seen riding a motorcycle with the only available right hand on third mainland bridge, Lagos.
Umar who hails from Katsina state but currently lives at Ketu, Ikosi road was spotted on Sunday, November 1.
Speaking with Legit.ng's regional reporter, Khalid Imran, the 42-year-old man revealed that he lost his left hand to an accident which almost killed him.
He added that as a diligent, focused and determined person, he decided not to go to the streets and beg for alms but engage himself in a gas lamp repair so as to feed himself and equally cater for family members and others around him.
Umar stressed that he had been in the business for some years and God in His infinite mercy had been guiding him to do what he can to the satisfaction of his customers.
He said his customers are in different locations in Lagos and he always visits them at their respective places of work to repair and fill their gas lamps.
Umar stressed that motorcycle is the only means of transportation he currently has to visit the customers and get their works done neatly.
He said that his current challenges do not in any way make him despair, depressed and unhappy, adding that despite his condition, he could still engage in paid jobs to feed himself and others conveniently.
The man enjoined other physically challenged people whose conditions are not as bad as his, to think of what they can do so as not to become a burden to the family and society at large.
Umar urged government at all levels, philanthropists and those who are well to do in the society to come to his aid and assist him financially in order to fulfill his goals and dream in life.
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Solomon said he used to beg for alms very early in the morning and resume at his workshop around 10am.
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