A 35-year-old physically challenged Nigerian man has shared a moving
story about how he works two tough jobs in Lagos after swearing not to
beg because of his condition.
The married man and father of two
identified as Sani Labaran, aka Sani Abacha, cannot stand on his two
feet but he fends for himself and family by driving a tricycle a.k.a
‘Keke Napep’ and also by controlling traffic in Lagos.
He shared his story with Humans of Lagos. Read what they wrote below:
I have been in Lagos for the past fifteen years. I was a bicycle repairer before then and came here to hustle.
to my decision not to beg, I started controlling traffic. I’ve worked
around Guiness road, Toyin Street, Olowu and Eko Idumota. Some people
give me money when they see me working.
have been disabled for as long as I can remember. If I wasn’t, I would
have loved to be a soldier. But with things being this way, I still
struggle to survive.
I have a wife and two children who are in
Zamfara with my parents. Asides helping the community to manage the
traffic, I also drive a Maruwa. It is not mine so I pay N1500 to the
owner from the 3K or N3500 I make daily. What is left after fueling it
is what I take home.
I dream of owning a Maruwa and be empowered
someday. My name is Sani Labaran, my friends call me Sani Abacha. I am
35 years old and come from Gumi local government area of Zamfara.
This is my story.