a boy cobbler at work

The boy cobbler caught the attention of the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai when a twitter user Muhd El-Bonga Ibrahim shared a picture of the boy with the caption:

This is 13-year-old Usman, an Almajiri boy from Maiduguri. Because he doesn’t like to beg, he learnt how to shine and repair shoes from his brother where he earns an average of N500 a day. When I asked him about school, he said: “even if I want to school, no one will sponsor me.”

The governor in a reply to the post wrote:

Where is this industrious boy? How old is he? Kindly bring him to me in Kaduna. I will sponsor him to attend a boarding primary school and upon completion until he graduates from university by the Grace of God.