- #EndSARS Protesters raise over N2m for Old Woman who is a groundnut seller at Lekki toll gate
A woman who visited Lekki toll gate protest ground in Lagos state to sell groundnut for protesters, has received over N2million donations from well meaning Nigerians.
The protesters, on seeing her at the protest ground, were moved to compassion which prompted them to raise money for her to live a much better life.
The groundnut seller’s account details was shared online and Nigerians, including concerned celebrities, donating money to her account.
At first, it was announced that she had received donations to the tune of N500,000. See tweet below;
NIGERIAN YOUTHS CONTRIBUTES OVER N500,000 TO GROUND NUT SELLER AT LEKKI TOLL GATE
Over N500,000 (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND NAIRA) was raised for this old woman by Nigerian Youths at the Lekki Toll Gate #ReformPoliceNG Protest ground.
thanks a lot for the hefty donation
But a recent update, confirms that the amount has gone up to a whooping N2.3million. See below;
UPDATE AS AT 8:00PM:
A TOTAL SUM OF N2,350,000 (TWO MILLION three hundred AND FIFTY THOUSAND NAIRA) WAS RAISED FOR THE GROUNDNUT SELLER BY THE NIGERIAN YOUTHS AT THE LEKKI TOLL GATE TODAY!!!
The woman who simply went to sell her groundnut couldn’t hide her tears when she received the amazing news.
Meanwhile Nigerian mothers have set out in their numbers, to join the protest against the perpetual killings and brutality of youths by SARS officials.
The women who carried different placards yesterday speaking against the abuse of power by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police, pleaded with the government to scrap the unit to safeguard their children.
In their words,
“stop killing them, stop killing our children, they are the future of tomorrow”.