Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reportedly ‘adopted’ Chinaza, a girl who breached his security, during his visit to Nyanya market in Abuja to promote the Trader Moni initiative.
TraderMoni is an empowerment scheme of the federal government created specifically for petty traders and artisans across Nigeria.
Tolani Alli, the personal photographer to Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday, February 6, shared the story about Chinaza.
According to Tolani, Chinaza had breezed past the vice president’s personal security, grabbed his hand, and compelled him to visit her mum’s shop.
Tolani wrote on Twitter: “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.”