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She hustled real hard to see us survive – Corp member celebrates mum as he passes out



A Nigerian man identified as Obinna Gabriel, has shared an emotional story of the challenges his family faced and his mother’s dedication to work to so they can come out of the trying times.

He just concluded his mandatory one year National Youth Service programme and decided to celebrate his mum.

The corp member revealed that his mum hustled hard to train him and his five siblings while living in a one-room apartment in Lagos state. He disclosed that his family has been living in the same apartment since 1990.

Obinna further said that his family was being choked by poverty when they were growing up and they were forced to always borrow money to feed.

It was not all gloom and sadness, however, as their condition did not stop the young man from doing well in school he said he was always taking the first position.

He also spoke well of another woman who sponsored his university education. Obinna said she is like a second mother to him.

He shared photos on Twitter and wrote; ”I write this with all of my heart.

For 32 years now (since November 30, 1990, my mum came to Lagos), we have lived in one-room ‘face me I deck you’ in Orile Iganmu where my parents birthed all six of us.

My mum hustle real hard to see us survive. My dad (of blessed memory) did his best, though late now. Poverty held us by our throats, I can’t forget one Chinedu whom we almost ruined with everyday garri and rice on credit (I hope I find him soon).

I somehow was brilliant in school. I was always taking first position in primary and my mum would always buy turkey for me every night of the day we collect report card. Bruhhh that turkey dey ginger me to serious. She was always proud to attend ‘End of the Year Party’ because her son must collect prize.

If you see me working hard and putting energy in my endeavors, my mum is my motivation, I need to change her life. I do everything possible to make her proud each time. When I won the State Honours Award in Kwara State (NYSC), she burst into tears amidst the crowd.

Things were quite difficult growing up until another woman came into my life. This woman accepted me into their house. She is the one who sent me through University. That I am a graduate today, did NYSC, and now employed, all happened because of her. She calls me her son.

She’s my second mum. Most of the virtues and principles I exhibit today, she taught me.

Tomorrow is her birthday and I really want to gift her. She’s the type who isn’t about the size of the gift but the thoughtfulness in the kind of gift. Please your suggestions will help 🙏🏾”

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