A homeless family-of-five was spotted passing the night in the open in Festac and a concerned Facebook user took their photo and shared online.
According to reports, the mother of the family is mentally unstable. Her oldest child is the breadwinner. He makes money by begging and dancing in bars. His younger brother, a 9-year-old, sometimes joins him in begging to bring home money.
The family have no home and they sleep outside on the cemented floor behind the blocks of 202 road E close, Festac Lagos.
Sharing the story to Facebook, King Alfred Luminorse Falope wrote:
Am NOT going to spare the pics tonight but I'll say there is a family of five sleeping on the cement floor behind the blocks at 202rd E close..the peculiar thing about this family is the oldest kid is just 11 with 3 other sibling and a demented mum..the oldest boy seems to be the breadwinner cos he goes around with the 9 year old brother begging for food and dancing at public beer parlours..its very bad..please the GOVERNOR To be Sanwo-olu or Jimi Agbaje.. Lagos state house of assembly flag bearer Honourable Dipo Damola Olorunrinu should see this..help me tag Local Government chairman ..the councillor of ward K .. Child services.. And every true Nigerian who has a heart should please help.AMONGST THEM IS A TODDLER LESS THAN 2YEARS.if u can't please help tag the necessary people u know can help and share.. MAY GOD NEVER LET OUR CHILDREN GO THRU SUCH.. AS I POST NOW ITS 10:15PM AND THEY CLAIM THIS LITTLE FOOD I COULD AFFORD WAS THEIR BREAKFAST