The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has announced that he will adopt and sponsor a 9-year-old boy who went viral after a video of him singing Catholic hymns surfaced online.
9-year-old Joseph Oluomachi Opara hawks coconut and pear on the street. However, in addition to petty trading, Joseph serenades his customers by singing to them as he sells his goods.
He was filmed singing and the video went viral as Nigerians appreciated his talent.
In celebration of Fathers’ Day, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma announced he will adopt him. He also said he will sponsor his education.
Uzodinma announced this on Twitter, writing: “1/In celebration of #FathersDay, I directed that little 9 year old Master Joseph Oluomachi Opara, the viral Imo State-born singer be contacted as I announce my intentions to adopt him as my own child.
“2/I also undertake, personally, to sponsor him from primary school level (his current educational level) to Catholic priesthood (his career choice).”