Nigerian Boy on Street for 6 Years to be Sponsored to UK School, Gets N2.5 Million, Parents Cry
- A little 12-year-old boy who had been living on the street of Lagos for six years has received a house and 2.5 million naira
- After Saheed's story went viral a few days ago, many indicated that they would like to change his story and turn his life around
- The latest update reveals that many people donated, which amounted to millions of naira, and Saheed is set to school in the UK
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The life of a young boy living on the street of Lagos for six years changed within a few days after his story went viral on Instagram.
The boy, whose real name is Saheed, is reported to have gotten N2.5 million and would be fully sponsored to school in the United Kingdom.
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His parents were happy that the news broke out because they were able to find their son as a result.
They were also excited to the point of tears when they received the news of people's kindness towards their son.
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In the viral video, the mother could be seen crying and appreciating social media users who made the post viral and donated.
Many netizens who watched the video were happy that the internet had been used to positively change the boy's life.
The video had the following caption:
"This are Saheed's Parent, he has been living with his mom before buh his mom couldn't keep up cuz things are hard for her So she had to take him to his dads place so during that process he was accused of stealing 200naira and he was scared that they will beat him so he ran away from ilorin to Ibadan then down to Lagos within the process of few months buy Glory be to God out of 15children I saw on the street I picked him and I'm Greatful To God and also to those who Donated and Sponsored Saheed cuz he was Given 2.5Million and We are getting his mum a place to stay, a shop that will generate income for her and also Saheed school will be sponsored also he will be qoing to UK in few months time."
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"Wow! This is good. Saheed go even first me enter UK. Walai I dey play with my life. "
"See how the guy is talking is talking so emotional. This guy na correct guy. God bless you all that contributed."
"Who go help you no go stress you."
@call_mi_agnes also commented:
"this is so emotional to watch. Whoever that contributed to the well being of this family will not lack."
"When it is time it is time."
Watch the video below:
Boy living on streets of Lagos for 6 years gets house
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a 12-year-old boy named Saheed, who had been living in Lagos for half a decade and struggling to meet his needs, has finally found the hand of a kind person.
Before receiving the support, he sometimes went for days without food and suffered many other things that people in his situation go through.
In an Instagram story shared by @_egungun, he noted that others could also show kindness to Saheed if they wished.