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Nigerians sponsor education of 13-year-old boy who became a mechanic to survive after his parents died



Nigerians have rallied round some support for the cause of Ashamu Lekan whose video went viral days ago after he was filmed repairing a tricycle close to a mechanic workshop.

The boy had said that after his parents died, he turned to a mechanic and dropped out of school in order to make a living.

In the clip, Lekan also revealed that he would like to continue his education.

Considering his plight, the good Samaritan with Twitter handle @AnatuGreen who shared his story online, coordinated donations from willing Nigerians so the young lad can resume school as he had wished.

On Thursday, December 3, after receiving multiple donations, Lekan resumed at BrainField School, Abule Egba in Lagos state.

Anatu added that it would be the first time in five years that the 13-year-old boy would be stepping foot into a school.

Sharing photos on Twitter, he posed with the kid and the boy’s uncle as they sat in an office in Lekan’s soon-to-be school.

See more photos of them trying to enroll Lekan in school:

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