As Nigerians are grappling with unemployment and poverty, a young boy in the northern part of Nigeria is making giant strides despite the economic challenges on ground.
His name has been given as Ismail Yusuf, he is a primary school student and he owns a big business that could be described as a ‘shopping complex’. He is based in Rano Town, Kano State, where he runs his business.
It was gathered that the little boy opened the small shop with money and goods contributed by well-meaning Nigerians after he was spotted selling seasonings in a carton.
A Facebook user, Mustapha Moh’d Gujba Banker, who posted the photos online, wrote;
“Isma’il Yusuf Mohammed that lives in Rano local gov’t area of Kano state is determined and passion to do business for self reliance, but his parents don’t have the capacity to help him because they’re poor.
Yusuf courageously started on his own with only 7 cubes of Maggi , 4 sachets of curry powder and Onga .
Before you know, his picture sitting in front of his mini shop went viral on social media platforms, and this has attracted various concerned citizens trace his location, and support him toward actualizing his dream.”
The story of the kid has gone viral on social media, with many urging the over 20 million unemployed youths in Nigeria to take a cue from him.
See more photos of the kid below: