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Friday, 22 May 2015

Sad! He should be in school...(photos)

From a LIB reader who saw the little boy...
I was on my way to a shop in the market at Eke Awka in Anambra state and I saw this little child sleeping. First thing that came to my mind was that this child is resting after hawking either satchet (pure) water or any other goods he was asked to sell and was sleeping in such an environment, whereas his peers are in the classrooms learning. These are our future leaders and musn't be pass through all these sufferings in this 21st century. Please help me lend a voice to all those that are concerned in the welfare of children in Nigeria that they should help stop this inhumane treatment against children...

121 comments:

Davido's driver said...

Im in tears

Davido's driver said...

There r so many out there. Poverty is real

FOLARIN• said...

My question is what did the person do to help this little boy?

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

It is well wit our kids o

Unknown said...

Seen

Unknown said...

Its really sad,seeing little kids hawk daily in this lagos traffic and roads,especially with how reckless our danfo drivers are! Sad sad! Nobody deserves this kinda life

Unknown said...

U shuda helped him slightly b4 sending ds to Linda...
* * * Linda's 1st Daughter * * *

Unknown said...

Pitiful

Unknown said...

Really sad

Unknown said...

Really sad

Unknown said...

Really sad

Anonymous said...

Linda, you must live in a bubble! There are hundreds of thousands of children who are in the same position as what you have posted. Perhaps if you stepped out of the coocon you have built for yourself, you will see this same picture just down the road from your mansion.
hiss..

Sylvonce said...

Poor child. When u saw him? Wht effort did u do to at least help him frm the situation temporarily?? Let me gues, "u paused, brought out ur phone snapped nd sent to LIB. Change starts with us as individuals...

Unknown said...

Hmmmmmmm strange world

ary said...

It is funny how the phrase "future leaders" is bandied around by everyone! We were called leaders of tomorrow when we were his age, sadly, we are still not leading and those before still haven't led and I am sorry to say that there isn't enough tomorrow for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Did u do anything to help after seeing the child in that state?

Unknown said...

Dear reader u did well but I don't think its a good thing taking pple's picture without telling dem. He's someone's son...u can still pass ur message without pics.

Unknown said...

Wow! Dis is wht is called child abuse, and am amazed dat dis pic was frm East for I thought tins lik dis r rare overthere.

Come to Lagos u see hundred's of children in dis act of selling here, and there as if they r d one d parents used for bringing d funds into d family.

Wht a shame dat our country has degenerated to d rich getting richer while d poor getting poorer.

Unknown said...

Wetin the sender want govt to do here. So govt is the one put the father's prick inside the mama's toto. The father should be arrested and prosecuted for child abuse.
Men should always make money b4 babies.

Unknown said...

Wetin the sender want govt to do here. So govt is the one put the father's prick inside the mama's toto. The father should be arrested and prosecuted for child abuse.
Men should always make money b4 babies.

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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Thats the Nigeria we are living in no doubt....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

snowflix said...

Poor boy! God help our children. We the privileged ones don't know what this unprivileged ones pass through each day of their lives. It's well God is never asleep #onelovefromsnow#

Anonymous said...

U have the money to buy a phone and be connected online. So u could try something 4 him u know?

Unknown said...

Hmm...


OKORO UPGRADED**

Unknown said...

Allah sarki. Poor kid.

Unknown said...

Very sad

Unknown said...

Jezz this is very very sad.

Unknown said...

Jezz this is very very sad.

Anonymous said...

Awww! Poor little one. *sad*
~D great anonymous!

Unknown said...

Maybe he was tired after playing and decided to rest and slept off.

Cute G said...

So so sad. There are worse cases of such.

Unknown said...

Errrmmmmmm oga poster asides taking pics of the kid did you help him in any way? No I guess.
Change begins with each and everyone of us, no mother enjoys watching her kids hawk stuff when his mates are in school. So next time you see something like this, pls help in the little way you can before taking pics to send to LIB and alert the govt!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Assuming photographer, what did you now do after taking pictures, do you think being a good Samaritan, starts by taking pictures and posting it on a Blog. Did you bother to wake the boy up to find out what is wrong, the boy could as well be missing, or something, una own na to be taking pictures.

Fola said...

I feel sad!

Juleslouis said...

Stories like this just ruin my days. Smh!

Unknown said...

Eeeeeeeyah! Dis is so sad. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Eeeeeeeyah! Dis is so sad. Linda take note!

Asa said...

Chaii! nigerian my country,wne its going t change

Unknown said...

Sad!

Unknown said...

Did the person that took this picture help the boy in any way? Or just took his picture and moved on

Utch said...

You could have done more than just snap shot,who know s weather the boys missing.assumption is bad

Anonymous said...

Mr Concerned Citizen, wat did u do after snapping the picture? Did u try to locate the nearest agency on child labour to report the case? Did u do anything as a concerned citizen other than pushing off responsibility to linda and LIBs? Charity they say begins at home. The desired change we need starts from you and I.
My heart goes out to the kid, but if the person who had time to take this picture cldnt do anything how then can I be expected to act being miles away...least any one of us can do is rant and insult the parents

eka said...

D state govt should make it a punishable offence 2 d parents of d child who is @ home during school hours...

Unknown said...

If there is a "law" to this effect! And offenders seriousely prosecuted, parents or guilders will decease from this act.

STERN said...

And then you had to take a picture of him while he was asleep? Are you in any way better than him? What if he finds out his picture is here and he doesn't like it?

ADAOBI said...

Awwww what a sight....so touchin...but u guys shld mind d way u take pics of pple witout their consent....nd postin it for d public to see..

Unknown said...

Sincerely dis is disheartening!

Unknown said...

Hummmmm...its just unfortunate.



#TeamBlessed#

Unknown said...

The person who snapped this pic is correct, I don't know the boy but I know that spot the kiddo is sitting and resting. Yes that is Eke awka, and its d exact spot for one watch repairer. Its quite a shame but its Nigeria. We hope these kids don't engage in drastic acts as they grow. God help the boy. He is the future of Nigeria. Who knows?

Unknown said...

Lord

Unknown said...

Yeah they are our future and we need to take care of them.

WizzyEsq said...

victim of the situation...

Unknown said...

Hmmm nawwoo


Lib freak

Unknown said...

What if that little boy was trying to escape home chores or mayb he did something so bad and ran away from home...it's not all about hawking. Find out the real detail before your critic.

Tendency oby said...

Sad

MADE IN NIGERIA said...

Chai!!! Dis is heartbreaking

lami said...

See how helpless he looks,sad.

Unknown said...

I felt for him....

.........................Syndilove said...

There are lots of kids like that roaming on the street,no one is doing anything about it. We should be grateful we're fortunate enough to have a place called Home.

Unknown said...

#sharpphotostat

Unknown said...

This is very bad...Ehyaaaa

Unknown said...

Chai chai!!! diaris god oo

Anonymous said...

You that send the post is looking forCheap publicity,you can also do something by going to the child and asking him what the problem is

Unknown said...

Chai chai!!! diaris god oo

Anonymous said...

Our leaders have been very wicked to us.

Anonymous said...

So wat did u do wen u saw d boy? Took a snap shot of him, u didnt bother to wake him up n ask him questions. There's no message passed here

Anonymous said...

Linda,
Please get information about this girl and let's get her to school.
Just send me a text message on +16478608304.

Unknown said...

Sad sad sad.
Linda need to chill with posting some stuffs cos any ill(s) that affect lil kids usually torments my soul.
Z just wanna be happy n have fun, while still tryna help the needy whenever there is excess.

Anonymous said...

Linda, please get more information on this girl and contact me on +16478608304.

Subomi said...

what a country

Unknown said...

i thank God for my life; this BOY really need help.i believe in dis boy,,i believe hes gonna make it in LIFE, God will surely see him through.......

Cynthia Puzo said...

Leader of tmrw_i pray ooo,cos dt was wot my mother hrd wen she in primary sch,nd d likes of buhari is stil in power,nd to God be d glory she is now a grandmother!

Cynthia Puzo said...

Dts if ppl in power wld allowd. Nxt generatn be in power

Mista Spark said...

In a lost for words, this news broke my heart...


www.hellenis.org

Unknown said...

Dis is terrible

Unknown said...

Dis is terrible

molebaba said...

We as Nigerias have a very serious personal issues! Until we begin to love beyond ourselves and family members alone , only then can we have a better Nigeria!

Desty said...

Your are right but posting his picture will do more harm than good. My point is: if eventually the person he or she is staying with sees this, 1. You have exposed his or her secret. 2. You just denied him or her his sleeping or enjoyment time (you might see it as stupid but believe me, he or she cherish that moment) and finally you just bought his ticket to death by beating coz they will definitely beat him.

innocent girl said...

So sad. Our parents should also stop sending little kids to hawk on the street. We are waiting for change to take place.

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Anonymous said...

Aw, I feel bad for the child! I know that one day, Nigeria would get better! A place where wealth is distributed evenly amongst all social classes, and education becomes a priority! A system where the rich gets richer, and the poor gets poorer is a failed system! There much be a balance somewhere!!

Unknown said...

He will be great wen he grows up..maybe a president..... Even if he didn't go to school, God's will, will be done in his life

Unknown said...

So sad

Anonymous said...

So how did u get to knw dis info... Ode dats wat he/she did to help... So dat d appropriate authorities get to knw

Anonymous said...

Where u dere to knw... How many change have u effected.. At least he /she took a step.. U yes u could have passed I knw ur type

Amy said...

What exactly would you have the poster do??? Give the boy some money? What will dat help? The boy will jut spend it or give it to his parents. Back to square 1! Adopt the boy??? Kidnap him?? I don't understand many people on dis blog, honestly. You just open ur mouths and allow un-thought out words tumble forth! The poster has done what he/she can do - put it out to the public domain for the relevant authorities to look into and act upon!

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Unknown said...

Word Minna .
WORD!!!!!.

Jasmine Joseph said...

It's really sad

maryann said...

Lol......when I was growing up they said I will b the leader of tomorrow,now these old politicians won't give us a chance to lead even till tomorrow.....in Nigeria every child is a leader of tomorrow. ..

JaCkSoN said...

She musnt tell us what she did! If you do good, u reserve the deed tu ursef and ur God.

JaCkSoN said...
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Anonymous said...

V u equipped yourself well to lead the tomorrow?

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I think it better Dan been a fag, what do u think?

Hembafan said...

A picture is worth a thousand words.
The way it was taken would not make his face recognizable. ( the bar covers his eyes).
Yes he is someone's son. His parents surely don't value the boy.
They should be the one trying to make sure that he is most basic needs are met not the other way round.
Who knows if this picture shames them into
sitting up to do the right thing.

Unknown said...

Oh God this is too much have mercy upon us, you're capable of making the impossible possible pls come to our refuge. This is heart breaking But in the mist of it all I do believe that God has a great plan for him and all those that are in the same predicament.

Hembafan said...

It takes a lot of stress for a child to just sleep off in this awkward position.
It's either positive stress or negative stress.
In this case, the later. so sad

Unknown said...

So what did the person do after seeing the boy?? Or he or she just took this picture and left?

Anonymous said...

Beef

Anonymous said...

Wetin u dey type ni?
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Agency ke? In Nigeria? U must be daydreaming because even those in 'existence', we know how they run.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Really??? That's Ur myopic concern??
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Sent
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Lol... by the time LIB readers bombard Ur line with sms, you'd realise the damage. Nigerians no dey dull hehe! plus u Lindz sef sha...
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

But ure compassionate to have made an attempt.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Needs
~D great anonymous!

Unknown said...

My. Thoughts exactly

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10:31 God bless you. For you that want to bite off the head of who sent the picture. See what he/she has done? Atleast, someone's attention has been stared up with the picture sent. Brainless critics!

Desty said...

All of you asking the unfortunate photo journalist that gave Linda this info what she or he did when she or he saw the child. You all sound as if you r from another planet. Any attempt touching that kid, people will assume she or he wants to kidnap that child and b4 you say Jack, the next is jungle justice and when they ask the kid, do you know him or her, the kid will definitely say No. So please, sometimes our good deeds might be misunderstood by others. We should be careful in what we do or say.

Anonymous said...

Gbam! I support u @anon 12:33

Anonymous said...

PEOPLE JUST DEY FORM PAPARAZZI FOR LIB. ODE U SHOULD HAVE HELPED THE LITTLE BOY BY SPONSORING HIM TO SCHOOL THEN SEEK SUPPORT FROM US

gentle said...

Lol...u sound like Ur rili jealous n pained@anon 8.56. Wo tld u she doesn't do charity. Bad belle.

Anonymous said...

She carried him home n they lived happily Eva after. Ode.

Unknown said...

so you that but 1999 you people go 20yrs back to pick obj,then this 2015 you people still go 32yrs back to pick buhari,now your that the boy is futurehope,how we be futurehope wen nigeria are going to their leader

Unknown said...

Showing results for so now you that the boy is future hope?but 1999 nigeria go 20yrs back to pick obasanjo,2015 nigeria still go 32yrs back to pick buhari,how can we be future hope wen nigeria are going back to pick their leader?

Anonymous said...

Showing results for so now you that the boy is future hope?but 1999 nigeria go 20yrs back to pick obasanjo,2015 nigeria still go 32yrs back to pick buhari,how can we be future hope wen nigeria are going back to pick their leader?

Unknown said...

Showing results for so now you that the boy is future hope?but 1999 nigeria go 20yrs back to pick obasanjo,2015 nigeria still go 32yrs back to pick buhari,how can we be future hope wen nigeria are going back to pick their
leader?

Unknown said...

Showing results for so now you that the boy is future hope?but 1999 nigeria go 20yrs back to pick obasanjo,2015 nigeria still go 32yrs back to pick buhari,how can we be future hope wen nigeria are going back to pick their leader?

Gov. Amaechi's Girl said...

Is 'seen' only what you could write? Heartless and hypocritical beast

Gov. Amaechi's Girl said...

Gentle she doesn't do any thing. Not like anyone expects her to. Oh, the only charity she does is dash you dundees money. While you make her wealthier. Linda haf sense. Make una dey here

Kaiser said...

But shey u know u need help..

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