Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, have revealed on his Twitter platform that as part of Father’s Day celebrations, he will be adopting a 9-year-old boy, Joseph Opara, who appeared in viral videos entertaining potential customers with Christian songs, as his son.
The boy was seen in viral videos hawking coconut and singing to the amazement of the public.
“In celebration of #FathersDay, I directed that little 9-year-old Master Joseph Oluomachi Opara, the viral Imo State-born singer be contacted as I announce my intentions to adopt him as my own child,” he wrote.
“I also undertake, personally, to sponsor him from primary school level (his current educational level) to Catholic priesthood (his career choice).”
“I believe in harnessing skills and talents and grooming them to be of better use to mankind and to this end, I directed that the family, through the Imo State commissioner for information, Hon. Declan Emelumba be informed of my intention to adopt their son as my own child.”
Nigeria’s former aviation ministers, Stella Oduah and Femi Fani-Kayode, had separately offered to sponsor the boy’s education to university level.
Mr Fani-Kayode also said he would give N250,000 instantly to the family.
Mrs Oduah, on the other hand, also said the boy would receive free classes at her music school.
1/In celebration of #FathersDay, I directed that little 9 year old Master Joseph Oluomachi Opara, the viral Imo State-born singer be contacted as I announce my intentions to adopt him as my own child. pic.twitter.com/CcK2FhIDDZ
— Hope Uzodimma (@Hope_Uzodimma1) June 21, 2020