How child hawker got scholarship from FCMB’s Managing Director

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Integrity and honesty are virtues that eventually pay off so longer as one is consistent in displaying said values.

A boy who hawks groundnut has become a good example of why it pays to be honest as it has opened unimaginable doors for him.


A Twitter user simply known as Ayinla recounted how the boy received scholarship from the former Managing Director of FCMB, Ladi Balogun after he rejected money given to him for his entire tray of groundnuts.

The boy had been called to sell groundnuts to players during an FCMB football novelty match and after he finished supplying, the MD asked how much it costs, he said N2,100 but he was offered N10,000 for everything.

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However, the child hawker rejected the money, saying that he would not be able to explain it to his mother.

His honesty impressed Balogun, who then asked to see his mother and offered him scholarship.

Ayinla who shared the story via Twitter, celebrated the boy for holding on to values even though his father late and they have been living under unfavourable conditions.

Read the story below:

”A boy was selling groundnut to FCMB footballers who were about playing a novelty match. The MD was in attendance and everyone was in a joyous mood. They called the boy and asked him to sell all the groundnut to the footballers.

After he gave them the groundnut , he was asked the price and he said everything was N2,100.00k, Ladi asked his PA to give him 10k but the small boy refused saying he doesn’t know how to explain to his mom where he got 10k instead of 2,100.

He refused the money that his mother will not accept it. Ladi was touched, he collected the money back from him and asked him to go and bring his mom.

The mother was afraid and was crying but Ladi told him what happened and how impressed he was with the boy’s upbringing. The boy was eventually given a scholarship for his uprightness and integrity.

This boy’s father is late and was brought up by his mother with other siblings. Despite their condition, he still held on strongly to their family values.

My submission, everything is from the home, if the home is good, the society will be good and if the home is bad, the society will be bad.

All our societal and national problems started from the home. Overall, the family system has broken down.

I always say to those who care to listen, let’s start from the home.

I copied this post from a WhatsApp group without having anyone in mind.

Point your kids in the right direction— when they’re old they won’t be lost.

Proverbs 22:6 MSG”

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