Mechanic man who takes little baby to workshop after wife abandoned them receives N285k donations from Nigerians

James Emina, a Calabar-based mechanic, has received over N285k in donations from Nigerians after a photo of him caring for his baby at his workshop went viral.

Emina explained that his wife abandoned them due to mental health challenges, leaving him to single-handedly care for their infant daughter, Blessing.

A customer at his workshop recently took a photo of Emina cradling Blessing while working, which quickly spread on social media.

Moved by the scene, Nigerians began donating funds to support Emina and his daughter. So far, donations have exceeded N285,000.

Cornelius Ella, head of the Department of Mass Communication at the University of Cross River State (UNICROS), has been facilitating the donations.

“I visited baby Blessing and her Dad in their residence some minutes ago to deliver an envelope containing what was recently paid to them through me. The envelope contained N10,000 received from someone who prefers to remain anonymous and N50,000 from another person who equally prefers to remain anonymous.”

“Similarly, I visited them two days ago to deliver the sum of N225,000. This arose from N120,000 received from Anwulika Udanoh Bobbitt, N50,000 received from Ezinwa Nlewedim, N10,000 received from Uzzystouch, N40,000 received from someone who prefers to remain anonymous and N5,000 (five thousand naira) received from someone who also prefers to remain anonymous,” Cornelius said.

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