Mr. Lawrence Alabi, a civil servant and concerned resident of Abuja used
a jar of honey to save the life of a female hawker who had an asthmatic
The incident took place on Monday at Berger roundabout when the young
lady was selling bananas to Alabi. He said that he noticed the lady was
struggling to breathe after she had handed him his change and soon
realised she was having an attack.
“I walked up to the lady and asked her to sell me some bananas and as
she handed me the bananas with my change, I noticed her breathing
strangely. As I walked away, I noticed her wheezing and holding her
chest. So, I walked back to her and asked if she was asthmatic and she
“I asked her for her inhaler and she seemed not to have it on her. As
people gathered I asked around for an inhaler, no one was able to
provide one but I saw a woman holding a jar of honey so I begged her for
“I had read somewhere that honey had anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy agents, so I was certain it will help with her wheezing.
“I poured the honey onto my handkerchief and placed it around her nose
and mouth, hoping that it will improve her breathing and thankfully it
“I believe it was God who put me there at that time and used me as a tool to save her,” Alabi said.
The young lady was thereafter given cash by a bystander to purchase an inhaler. Good Nigerians!