used to drive pass Iju road, Agege (a suburb of Lagos) regularly. There is a particular junction called Fagba Junction. Some of us that are used to the area know how choatic the junction used to be. Just like most Lagos streets, where you find beggers. There are alot of them on this road too. There is this particular young boy I used to notice whenever I pass. He should be around 14 years of age.
On this particular day, he came near my window and sought for alms. I replied him that he should go and enroll in school or trade. Afterall, nothing much is wrong with him only that he had one poor leg as a result of polio effect. He didn't say anything but left to seek favour from other cars waiting in queue. After few minutes he came back and said, "wetin you talk the other time?"I repeated my earlier statement. His response was shocking. He said,"work?, this one wey I dey do Nko?". i.e. This one Im doing what do you call it. I was dumbfolded and I dont even know the next reply i should give.
Please, my pple, what is this situation turning to? Is there any end to this menace? It is a big eyesore finding beggers all over our streets. What picture those it depicts to the outside world. What can we do as individual to discourage this act? What also do you think should be the part of govt. I want your responses.