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Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba puts young, helpless Plantain Hawker Sleeping By The Roadside On Scholarship

An heartbreaking picture of a kid sleeping on the roadside with his plantain tray at night in Lagos was posted by unilagolodo on Instagram and has since gotten attention.

Nigeria actor, Williams uchemba has hhowever declared his intention to help the child who was pictured on the street selling plantain at night.

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The actor posted on his Instagram page, that he is in search of the child, and he needs any one who can get in contact with the child’s parent or guardians.

He wrote:“Can someone please help me get to this child or his parents..I need a number or something…please.. whoever just took this picture should help me go back there..he is not suppose to be on the street”.

Few hours later, he found the child with the help of some Instagram Samaritans and he took to his Instagram page to share the good news.With the hopes of taking the young boy off the streets of Lagos, Uchemba made contact with the boy’s relatives and he found out the boy has been taken away from his parents by a woman who promised to give him education but instead turned him into a money making machine by sending him into the streets of Lagos to hawk plantain.

The boy said he hadn’t eaten in three days and his parents weren’t aware of the fact that he hawks, he would also love to see his parents. Uchemba promised to get him on the next flight to Akwa Ibom, which is the boy’s hometown and make sure to put him on scholarship.

A lot of people have commended the actor’s spontaneous act of kindness.

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