Uche Nwosu empowers one-legged hawker with N1 million (Photos)
Uche Nwosu, former chief of staff to ex-Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has donated N1m to 26-year-old amputee water hawker, Mary Daniel.
Mary recently went viral after photos of her hawking sachet and bottled water on the streets surfaced on social media.
The mother of one had told The PUNCH that she sold water in sachets to feed herself, her daughter and granddaughter.
According to the indigene of Kogi state, she lost her parents and one of her legs to a road crash when she was 11 years.
On Sunday, Nwosu, who is also the son-in-law to Rochas Okorocha, gave her N1m to establish a business of her choice.
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He told The PUNCH that he was moved by the lady’s strong commitment to hard work despite her disability.
The politician, who urged other Nigerians to assist the lady, said; “Daniel has demonstrated the kind of I can-make-it spirit which Nigerians were known for.”
He invited Mary to his residence and hosted her to breakfast, after which he presented the N1 million naira cheque to her.
See photos below: