I became a mechanic to take care of myself - Boy who lost both parents seeks help

I became a mechanic to take care of myself - Boy who lost both parents seeks help

- A Nigerian boy, Ashamu Lekan, has expressed his willingness to go back to school if someone sponsors his education

- Now an apprentice at a mechanic shop, Lekan dropped out of school after both his parents died

- A man with the Twitter handle @AnatuGreen called on tweeps to donate towards the boy's future

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A boy, Ashamu Lekan, whose hope in life dimmed because his parents died has called for help. His cry for assistance was brought to Twitter by a man with the handle @AnatuGreen.

The man said he met the young boy at a mechanic shop where the boy is an apprentice after he dropped out of school.

According to him, the boy said he is willing to go back to school if he gets help. The man attached two photos of the boy wielding a spanner beside a tricycle.

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In a short video by @AnatuGreen, the boy while working on the tricycle introduced himself in a clear spoken English language as he talked about his need for education.

Small boy who could not go to school because his parents died asks for help
The boy said he could combine school with his mechanic apprenticeship. Photo source: @AnatuGreen
Source: UGC

When asked if his boss will be open to him combining school with his work, the boy said there will not be any problem with that, adding that when he is done with the school day, he could always resume at the shop.

Watch the video below:

@AnatuGreen is already working on raising funds for him. He said the mission is to put N5 million in an education trust fund so he does not have to worry about fees for years.

Nigerians had a lot to say about the boy's ordeal. Below are some of their reactions:

@kingsleyegbe01 said:

"This world no balance. Fans donating for bbnaija housemates and not for people like this. Start a go fund me for him plz."

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@Xzee20 said:

"The chinnese they are bringing to construct bridges in Nigeria who told you they are graduates. Most of them do not have basic education but they are doing well. We will support him by setting him up properly after completing his learning process."

@hamzadyusuf said:

"Some people are just pure thoughtless, you went to school and somehow you are getting by, you rather condemn a child to a life of mechanic? Tomorrow you will complain of hoodlums on the streets, when the society abandoned them in their childhood."

@RealistHenry said:

"Even a mechanic needs basic education like secondary school, no one will tell me otherwise. The boy wants to acquire education, let me him do it. He can continue the work some day when he’s better equipped and sharper."

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that a brilliant 17-year-old, Popoola Kehinde Esther, gained media attention after a Twitter user with the handle @ThepreciousAda, posted her video online.

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The brilliant girl is in the business of repairing heavy equipment, forklift. According to @ThepreciousAda, the teenager hopes to study engineering and add to her mechanical expertise.

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