Nigerian man sends social media into frenzy with wonderful surprise he gifted a young boy he met on his site

Nigerian man sends social media into frenzy with wonderful surprise he gifted a young boy he met on his site

- A Nigerian man has stunned many on social media with his generous act

- The man identified as Stephen Akintayo, a real estate mogul and investment coach, was vexed when he found a young boy of secondary school age on his construction site

- He offered him the sum of N10k and also a scholarship

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A Nigerian man has stirred huge reactions on social media after his kind act to a teenage boy he met on his construction site surfaced.

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The man identified as Stephen Akintayo, in a post he made on Linkedln, said he had visited the site for his Jasper estate on a supervisory note to see how construction work was going and came across the young lad.

Young school drop out meets the owner of the construction site he works in, gets unexpected surprise
Nigerian man offers young boy scholarship after meeting him at a construction site Photo Credit: Linkedln/Stephen Akintayo
Source: UGC

He was said to have got angry when he learnt that the young boy - of secondary school age - was out of school and was learning carpentry under the tutelage of one of the workers on the construction site.

Akintayo offered the boy the sum of N10,000 on the spot and offered him a scholarship.

His post read in part:

"I got to Jasper Estate to Supervice the 1Bedroom, 2bedroom, 3Bedroom and 5Bedroom work going on. While moving round the property I noticed a teenager in the temporary office for workers. Who is the father of this child and why is he not in school; I asked.

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"His father is dead and his mother sent him to learn capentary work with Me said one of the labourers who is a direct employeer of the Contractor we awarded some of the project to.
"I was full of rage in Me, To My recollection secondary school is suppose to be free in Ogun State where they claim to come from. No parent can claim lack of money is why a teenager should be sent to carpentry work instead of being in school.
"I gave the Boy 10,000naira to go home and I he should come with his Mother to pick up cheque for his schooling on Saturday during the first batch of the Stephen Akintayo 2021 Bursary..."

His generosity warmed hearts on the Linkedln platform and got mixed reactions as well.

While some knocked him for rating education which he described as 'glorious' above getting a skill, others were full of praise for him.

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Dr. Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli wrote:

"Dear Stephen, well done. Never ask for a thank you. Just assist with education. I have sent more than 20 Nigerians to different Universities and they were not my blood children. You are creating positive karma for your. Best wishes Tee Mac."

Victor Eduoh said:

"So you really think going to school is more "glorious" than a skill like carpentery huh?"

Bennett C. Orji commented:

"Thanks a million for this humanitarian services .keep the flag flying high .God bless you."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian man helped two poor kids he met and transformed their lives.

The man identified as Tunde Onakoya in a thread he had started on Friday, February 19 narrated how he had accosted a young lad on his way from work who, despite the downpour, was busy picking scraps and putting them into a sack.

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He had followed up on the young boy named Sunday and went to where he stayed with his family.

Tunde met the boy's sister and dad but learnt that their mum had died three years ago from malaria.

Victor Duru is a journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2


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