Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has adopted Joseph Oluomachi Opara, the sensational young boy whose video went viral few days ago.
Joseph, a boy who was just hawking coconut in Imo State caught the attention of many on social media when a video of him singing with his extraordinary voice went viral.
Reacting to the viral video, Governor Uzodinma in a statement on his social media page announced his intentions to adopt Joseph as his own child and sponsor him from primary school until he becomes a Catholic priest, which happens to be the boy’s carrier choice
Uzodinma statement reads:
“In celebration of #fathersday , I directed that little 9 year old Master Joseph Oluomachi Opara, the viral Imo State-born singer be contacted as I announce my intentions to adopt him as my own child and to undertake, personally, to sponsor him from primary school level (his current educational level) to Catholic priesthood (his career choice). Master Opara made waves in the internet at the weekend with videos of his unique rendition of some catholic hymns/songs which marked him out as a specially talented kid singer. This attracted instant applause and commendations from the public.
“I believe in harnessing skills and talents and grooming them to be of better use to mankind and to this end, I directed that the family, through the Imo State commissioner for information, Hon. Declan Emelumba be informed of my intention to adopt their son as my own child and to personally take over the full responsibility of his training until he becomes a Reverend Father, which he said is his life ambition.
It my expectation and prayer that little Oluoma attains his full potentials in God’s time.
God bless Imo State.”
According to reports gathered, the former Aviation Minister, Fani-Kayode pledged to sponsor the boy’s education to the University level.
Also, an Abuja-based lawyer also promised to give the sum of N250,000 to the boy’s family
photos of Joseph and his family below: