A Nigerian man recently shared the story of a woman who is widowed and has had to hustle hard to take care of her two children. How she has done this is by driving and manning a Keke Napep in Umuahia. This account has inspired many people on Twitter.
The inspiring account was shared on the Twitter page of a non-profit organisation called Smiles Mission. In the post, it was reported that the widowed lady is named Ijeoma.
Her husband died in December 2008, and since then, she has been hustling to take care of the two children she and her hubby had during his lifetime.
In between the task of sustaining her kids for 11 years, Ijeoma is now a hustling as a Keke Napep driver. Bold, strong and hardworking, this woman is doing a job that has mostly been associated with males.
Smiles Mission has urged many Nigerians to support the woman and help lighten her burden. See the post below:
“I met Ijeoma, a Keke Driver in UMUAHIA & was inspired by her story. She’s a mother of 2 kids & has bn a widow since Dec 2008 – 11 yrs now! She’s strong, bold & hardworking. Pls I’d love Twitter family 2 support her…”
I met Ijeoma, a Keke Driver in UMUAHIA & was inspired by her story. She’s a mother of 2 kids & has bn a widow since Dec 2008 – 11 yrs now! She’s strong, bold & hardworking. Pls I’d love Twitter family 2 support her. Any suggestions pls? @renoomokri @rhookcastle @markessien pic.twitter.com/pX93RaOnmQ
— Smile Mission International (@SmileMission) April 11, 2019
Many Nigerians have reacted to this inspiring story in several ways. See some of the reactions below:
Best solution ever provideth!
— Chelsea Agbasiere (@Bossqueen_Esq) April 11, 2019
Some women re super heroes. ✨
— Ôcean. (@mekuzblaw) April 11, 2019
She's already helping herself, and so are other strong people I've met.
— muchenge! (@mucheng3) April 12, 2019
Riding a keke is not an unspeakable job. I applaud her mindset in working hard to put food on the table of her children. pic.twitter.com/NXvdnagk9J
— MRMAN (@mrmanodili) April 12, 2019
This doesn't make sense. Why do you want to support her?? What is wrong with her?? She's working & earning a living. You're disturbing her.
Let the woman work. This is unfortunate, what you're doing. You're abusing this whole charity thing. & it's rue to take these photos, Gosh!
— Meka Kema (@mekakema) April 12, 2019