- Pictures of a six-year-old mechanic boy making the rounds on social media have got people talking
- The little boy could be seen working on a car at a mechanic shop in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital
- Some lauded the boy's embrace of mechanical work at such a young age, while others condemned it
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Pictures of a six-year-old mechanic boy has got people talking on social media after they were shared by a user with the handle @CaptDanky.
In the pictures, the boy could be seen in an orange overall working on a golf car alongside an adult.
Sharing the pictures on the social media platform, @CaptDanky wrote:
"This 6yrs old boy works In a Mechanic Workshop here in Port Harcourt. ASUU and Nigeria failed him.
"The kid works in a mechanic workshop at Olu Obasanjo Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State."
While some tweeps saw nothing wrong in the little's work, others didn't hesitate to express their displeasure over the photos, saying the child should be enjoying basic education.
Tweep with the handle @IbejiOsinakachi wrote:
"He’s already acquiring a skill and that’s a form of practical education so I don’t think his future is bleak, rather I see a bright future with a formal education which he can still acquire somewhere in the future."
Responding to @IbejiOsinakachi's submission, @deyemi_mufasa commented:
"This take is wrong, no matter what he wants to do, a basic education is required."
"His parents failed him not Nigeria and not asuu."
"The guy is learning what he will become in life, Nigeria is not a country where u rely on collar job alone .. doing this doesn't stops the boy from going to school....he is surely gonna become a great mechanical engineer."
In other news, Nigerians have risen up for the cause of Ashamu Lekan whose video went viral days ago after he was filmed repairing a tricycle.
In the said clip, the boy who turned mechanic and dropped out of school said if he had a helper, he would like to continue his education.
Days after, a good Samaritan with the Twitter handle @AnatuGreen coordinated donations from willing Nigerians so the young kid can live his dream.
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