- Luck has smiled on Mary Daniel, a female amputee water seller, who had gone viral for hawking water on the streets
- A former Chief of Staff of Imo state government Ugwumba Uche Nwosu recently met up with the lady and surprised her with the sum of N1 million (over GHC15k)
- Nigerians have hailed him for his humanitarian gesture to the physically challenged lady
Mary Daniel, a female amputee who makes her living as a bottled water seller, has received a major boost and encouragement as Imo politician, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, gifted her N1 million (GHC15k).
The Anyigba indigene of Kogi state became an internet sensation after pictures emerged of her on social media hawking sachet water on the streets of Lagos.
Making public the humanitarian gesture by the Nkwerre-born philanthropist and politician, his social media aide Darlington Ibekwe on Facebook said Nwosu flew into Lagos and met with Mary on Sunday, April, 11.
According to him, the former Imo state government chief of staff took interest in her when he came across her story on social media and started a search for her.
He had scheduled a breakfast meeting with her at Lagos Island where she mentioned that she desired to set up a provision store to cater for her aged mother and 2-year-old daughter.
Uche Nwosu sets to support the 26-year-old lady's determination to make ends meet despite her situation and to set up the provisions store raised the money for her.
The President of the Ugwumba Centre for Leadership Development in Africa appealed to Nigerians to utilize social media for bettering lives as well as assist Mary and others facing challenges around them.
Mary had suffered a terrible accident when she was 11 that necessitated the amputation of her right leg.
Nigerians showered encomiums on Nwosu for his kind gesture, others hailed him for his selflessness.
Favour Patrick said:
"Thanks to God there are still political leaders with heart of diamond like our able uche nwosu ugwumba
"Who think and Carter for humanity than material things
"Unlike some people going about making trouble"
Collins Abuchild Ukwuoma reacted:
"God bless you Sir, this is called "Humanity" and our country needs people like him (Ugwumba Uche Nwosu) more respect Sir. Keep it up."
Emeka Jesse Iheanacho wrote:
''Ugwumba Uche Nwosu's benevolence cuts across religion, tribe and ethnicity."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a pure water seller who was captured directing traffic got sponsorship to school from a good Samaritan.
The lady, identified as Comfort Dadzie, had to turn herself into a traffic director after the traffic light stopped functioning due to a power outage in the area.
After the video of the lady went viral, she received massive applause from Ghanaians on social media. One guy, Mcee Lento Live, who saw the story of the lady offered to sponsor her through school to become a beautician.