The power of social media has been harnessed once again after a disabled young lady who went viral after photos captured the moment she briskly went about her business on one leg hit the internet.
According to a new development sighted on Soaznews says former Imo Chief of Staff, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu on the 9th of April 2021 stumbled upon the viral picture of Miss Mary Daniel who was seen hawking bottled water in Lagos State on Social Media despite being an amputee.
Moved by her situation, Chief Nwosu started a search on her and in less than 24hours, found out that she hawks at popular Oshodi Market in Lagos Nigeria. Upon getting her contact details, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu took a flight to Lagos State immediately and scheduled a breakfast meeting with Miss Mary at Lagos Island on Sunday the 11th April 2021, after an interview with her, she told Ugwumba that she wanted to set up a provision store to carter for herself, two-year-old daughter and aged mother.
Ugwumba Uche Nwosu immediately raised N1,000,000 (₵14,200 ) to enable her to set up a provision store in Lagos, some of Ugwumba Uche Nwosu’s friends also donated to Miss Mary, Prince Ben Odunze a real estate mogul, and Barr. Steve Asimobi the Senior Legislative Aide to Senator Rochas Okorocha at the National Assembly and two others.
Soaznews gathered from Ibekwe Darlington that, Uche Nwosu also called on Nigerians to support Miss Mary Daniel and others who are facing challenges across the country, he also urged Nigerian youths to effect better change and touch lives using social media, he appreciated those who released the pictures of Miss Mary so the world would see and come to her aid.
26-year-old Miss Mary who hails from Anyigba Local Government Area in Kogi State had an accident at age 11 which led to the amputation of her right leg. Present with Ugwumba Uche Nwosu was Barr. Steve Asimobi, Prince Ben Odunze, Emeka Jesse Iheanacho amongst others.
Information from Soaznews was also used in this report.