- A female okada (motorbike taxi) driver from Lagos in Nigeria - identified as Sandra - went viral after she received a car as a gift
- The lady was given the car to start a cab business after she cried out during an exclusive interview with Briefly's sister company, Legit.ng
- Sandra received the car from a popular Nigerian philanthropist, Olukokun Adepeju
The Lagos state government recently banned 'okada' (bike taxis) and tricycle taxis (locally known as 'keke napep') from using major roads in the state. This ban led to many people losing their daily source of income and they protested, urging the government to lift the ban.
During the protest, reporters from Briefly.co.za's sister company Legit.ng spoke to some people affected by the ban. A young lady identified simply as Sandra revealed that she makes around R800 daily working for a motorcycle transportation service.
In the interview, Sandra begged the government to lift the ban, saying that she uses the money she makes to put herself through school.
Olukokun Adepeju, a philanthropist and owner of the Kokun Foundation, has come to Sandra's aid.
On Tuesday, 4 February, the philanthropist surprised the young lady rider with a Toyota Corolla to register for a car service business. He said she should use proceeds from it to sustain her family and continue her education.
Sandra was seen in a video looking surprised after receiving the car. She hugged Kokun and thanked him for giving her the vehicle.
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