- Umar Ibrahim Umar, the ex-NYSC member behind the viral parade photo has spoken out and denied being a Point of Sale agent
- A Twitter user shared the iconic photo which has been turned into a meme, claiming that Umar now works as a POS agent
- But Umar has denied the claim, insisting he is happy, thankful, and hopeful with Nigeria in his heart
Umar Ibrahim Umar, the ex-NYSC member whose parade photo has been turned into a viral meme has denied being a POS agent.
The denial came after a Twitter user identified as @abdultweets shared the iconic photo and said Umar now works as a POS agent.
I'm not in the POS business
The photo which was taken when Umar was still participating in the NYSC programme has always been used as a meme by many Nigerians on social media.
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The passionate expression worn by Umar during a parade has been a photo of choice for social media comedians.
I'm hopeful about Nigeria
But denying the claim made on Twitter, Umar said:
"I'm not in POS business, but still happy, thankful, hopeful with 9ja in my heart!"
See his full response below:
Twitter users react
"Every now and then, they show that pic to mock you…hold your head high patriot, you are a true Nigerian."
"Omo your response seems humble than the "passion" in the picture lol. Naija no be anybody mate. I wish you well bro."
"This young man deserved an automatic appointment into the civil service of the Federation....his disposition underscored the passion with which he served his father land. Something should be done about it."
"I'm so proud of you boss for not hiding ur face because you are serving ur fatherland....many are aspiring to wear that NYSC uniform but haven't and some can't even cos it's already late for them, still, they are mocking someone who is happy and arrived. Head on boss."
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"You're a passionate person and it's obvious. I don't know how tall you are, but from my heart I wish you greater heights."
NYSC lady dances inside market
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that an NYSC member went into a market to dance.
The lady later went viral due to the beautiful dance moves she displayed in the nice video.
The young lady attracted the attention of market traders who joined in the dancing show.