Young girl who struggled to grab Osinbajo’s hand in Nyanya market is now VP’s ‘daughter’

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo’s personal photographer, Tolani Alli has shared an inspiring story about a young girl named Chinaza whose meeting with the number two citizen changed her life.

Tolani recounted how the VP paid a visit to the popular Nyanya market in Abuja and Chinaza had breezed past Osinbajo’s personal security, grabbed his hand, and compelled him to visit her mum’s shop.

The incident happened in 2018 when Osinbajo visited retail stores to promote the Trader Moni initiative of the Buhari administration.

According to Tolani, the little Chinaza who took her destiny in her own hands has become like a daughter to the vice president who has upgraded the girl’s family’s living standard.

Sharing photos from the first meeting of Chinaza and the VP, Tolani wrote: “In 2018, Professor Osinbajo visited Nyanya market, Abuja to monitor the impact of the TraderMoni scheme, a mild shock greeted him.

“Chinaza, whose mother owned a store at the market, and had promised herself to tell the VP what she thought of him from his appearances on her TV and other media, made her way through his security and grabbed his hand.

“Amidst the presence of a security detail, and an extremely large crowd, she tugged at the VP’s hand ceaselessly, insisting that he visited her mom’s store, and telling him about how much he inspired her to be courageous and reach for her dreams.

“Fast forward to two years and some months later, Chinaza sits with her mum in the presidential villa, with a man who has now come to know her as a “daughter.”

“Almost three long years since their time of contact and a few correspondences later, Chinaza is on her way to The University with dreams of becoming a Medical Doctor, and the ideals that she has picked up from observing The Prof. up close and afar are unchanged.”

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