Street Hawker Who Gave Away His Sausage Rolls to Prisoners Rewarded!

Remember the story of the street vendor, Ugochukwu, who gave away all his sausage rolls to prisoners on the street of Lagos? He has been deservedly rewarded by a famous food company.

Ugochukwu’s heartfelt story was shared on social media last year by Adenike Ajitena, a Banker and a Lawyer, who was trapped in traffic and saw the moment Ugochukwu dashed across the road and shoved all his merchandise between the bars of the crowded prison truck.

The story stirred heartwarming reactions on social media, and more after the Humans of New York founder shared the story on his page. Many people reached out to Ugochukwu and many helped him in any way they could.

Now, Bellanaija is reporting that Rite Foods, the owner of the sausage rolls he gave out, have opened a food store for him at no 181, Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island and furnished it with Deep Freezer, Generating set, Ceiling fans, Stabilizer,100 cartons of Bigi and Rite sausage rolls, 100 cases of its Bigi beverages and Fearless Energy Drinks among other numerous items. The Company paid rent of two years with effect from March 2019 to 2021.

According to the media house:

Joseph Adesewo, Regional Sales Manager who represented Seleem Adegunwa, Managing Director of Rite Foods Limited made it known during the formal opening of Ugochukwu Iberestore that his good deed has earned him an all expenses paid store by Rite Foods Limited.

Adesewo said that apart from Ibere’s act of kindness “Our Company is passionate about Corporate Social Responsibility-CSR because its a way of giving back to the Society for the acceptance and patronage given to our products.

He reiterated that Ugochukwu Ibere 27 years old, a native of Ebonyi State got this reward for rendering selfless service to prisoners in Lagos traffic due to his bad experience as an apprentice.

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