After Lailasblog published it, her story went viral and thankfully, Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation took notice of her and invited her over yesterday, Monday to meet with him and discuss the way forward.
While people are happy for her because no doubt the meeting will bear good fruit, others are of the opinion that it is a trend that if not monitored, will be abused by people. Recall that recently, a married PHD student also took to the streets with a placard to advertise her skills and jobless situation.
One social media commented that Jumoke Orisaguna was hustling, hawking bread when TY Bello discovered her, not holding placards so there was no way he was going to render help to people who come out like this when searching for jobs. The fellow was shut down, though because of the perceived insensitivity of the comment.
Be that as it may, it is a very tragic situation when the youths of a country have to resort to this kind of desperate measures to get gainful employment. Nigeria is almost 60 years, but we have virtually nothing to show for all the rich resources we have at our disposal.