By Mohammed Kaka Misau
Kawu Malami, a degree holder from the university of Maiduguri has debunked a purported viral wrong information on social media carrying his pictures pushing jericans of water in a wheelbarrow in Jalingo, Taraba state due his inability to get a job since after he graduated seven years ago.
Malami who spoke to our Corresspondent on phone yesterday, made it clear that he is a staff of Local Education Authority (LEA) Misau and that he was in Jalingo, Taraba state to spend his annual leave during which he felt he should involved in the business of water pushing (vendor) to earn additional income to augment the meagre salary he is receiving as a civil servant.
“It all started on one fateful day I was doing my business, unfortunately someone came and hit the wheelbarrow with a car and the car tyre busted, the man started ranting in English, but I politely responded to him in English also”, Malami recalled.
“I equally told him in English that it wasn’t my fault and that I was only doing the business to earn additional income to augment my salary because I have dependents”, he added..
According to Malami, surprised that a water vendor can speak fluent English, the man sought to know much about him.
“I told him everything about myself. I told him that I am a graduate and a staff of LEA in Bauchi, some people who knew me backed me up and he was surprised”, he explained.
Malami further noted, “the man then asked me to show evidence with my documents so he can help get a more juicy job through his friend and I obliged”.
Malami said he later observed that the man was taking his pictures but he requested him not to post it on the social media.
“He was taking my pictures, I requested that they should not post it on social media and he promised that he will not post it. I sent for my documents and they brought them to me in Jalingo and the man snap them with his phone, but before I know I started receiving calls from people that they saw my picture on Facebook pushing wheelbarrow, that’s what exactly happened”, he said.
The documents posted on the social media indicated that Malami graduated from the university of Maiduguri, Nigeria with a degree in Agricultural engineering.