I built a house and trained my 15 kids from selling newspapers – Vendor

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A Nigerian man has narrated how he’s been able to take care of his large family and build a house after over 5 decades of selling newspapers.

Mallam Bawa, who is a newspaper vendor in Kano state, told BBC News Pidgin that he has been in the business for the past 51 years.

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He, however, decried the decline in patronage of newspapers in recent times with the rise of online media.

The man who kick-started his vendor business at the end of the Nigerian civil war said he had achieved success with it.

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Bawa revealed that he owns a house, got married and catered for his 15 children through proceeds from the paper business.

Watch his interview below:

The man’s story was heartwarming and social media users shared their thoughts.

@sparklesjewelries wrote: Aaaayaaa…. That part where he said “No newspaper Companies has brought anything to celebrate his long years in Service” got me.

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