- A Nigerian man, Umar Ibrahim Umar, has given a befitting response to someone who reposted his NYSC parade photo on Twitter
- Umar said he is happy, a response that came after his photo was used as a meme for bants
- There were tweeps who felt that 'dragging' him for choosing to be passionate about his service was uncalled for
A young man, Umar Ibrahim Umar, whose National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) snap became an instant meme for his passionate pose has replied a tweep who reshared the photo.
A tweeter user with the handle @MaziIbe_ shared the parade picture, asking people where the ex-corps member is at present.
Hours after on Monday, February 22, Umar replied:
"I'm here. Happy and thankful!"
Many Nigerians who were surprised by his response said they also have a lot of questions to ask him concerning his passion on the NYSC campground.
His comment section is filled with hilarious opinions and those who said his patriotism is worthy of emulation.
See his tweet below:
As at the time of writing this report, his reply has over 18,000 likes with 5,000 retweets. Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"One thing people don't understand is 'whatever you do, do it well'. Is serving his father's land well now a crime and something to drag about? This app people self, shior."
"Nobody ask whether you dey happy...why you come dey explain."
"Those shading this guy are not even doing well outside Twitter, but let's just enjoy the bants. Bro, be active on twitter, if you're into a business or something, always post. Just be active."
"Going through the comment shows how much a lot of us have become insensitive. We just want to give a savage reply and trend for a few days. What people want for themselves doesn’t count anymore. The guy shouted, is it anyone’s shout, did he borrow anyone’s voice or strength."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian lady and ex-corps member, Esther Amarachi Igbo, celebrated her passing out parade with her mother in Anambra who used food (abacha) selling business to send her to school.
Esther bagged a degree in economics at the Abia State University served in St John of God Secondary School in Awka.
The ex-corps member disclosed that her mum is a very strong person, vowing to make her proud in whatever way she can.
Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.