Nollywood star actress, Omoni Oboli has advised an online beggar to desist from the act of begging. She gave the advice after the beggar, a lady, crept into her page requesting for 1k because she needed to feed.
Reacting to the lady’s message, Omoni Oboli advised the lady to go get a job and stop going about people’s pages dropping the same begging comment.
She further said, “These are the issues…I have never responded to begging comments ever because I know firsthand that we’ve all needed a little assistance and maybe even still do so we have to ask but…
You are asking for assistance for what exactly? What is the end game? Is it to start a business that will eventually give you some financial freedom? If so, fantastic! I applaud you!
When it becomes a lifestyle is when it gets worrisome. How do you for months or years drop the same comment on hundreds or thousands of posts? It reminds me of those days nicely dressed guys would come to you outside business places and say they lost their wallet and they just needed transport fare. You will then know you’ve been had, when the same guy meets you the following week with the exact same story. It’s now online.
We all know country is hard. Leave o, it’s really hard for many people and we try in our small capacity to help as many people as we can…But if you are an able bodied young person, think of what you can do and then you can beg for the money to do it.
I know free money is sweet. Believe me, as hard as I work for my money, the kind of dance I dance when I get free money nor be here but…there’s dignity in making your own money. Dignity in doing something that will not only give you money but bring satisfaction and fulfilment”.