- In the spirit of Fathers' Day celebrations, Governor Hope Uzodinma has bequeathed a ray of hope to a talented kid in Nigeria
- Master Joseph Oluomachi Opara, a talented nine-year-old Catholic kid singer whose video recently went viral, has now been adopted by the state governor
- Governor Uzodinma said he has adopted Opara and would sponsor him till he becomes a Catholic priest
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Hope has indeed flashed on Joseph Oluomachi Opara, a nine-year-old boy who recently became an internet sensation following his viral video, as Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state vouched to adopt him and sponsor his education.
Briefly.co.za learnt in what started as a regular farce, Imo state-born Opara was captured on camera singing some catholic hymns in a rendition that sent social media into a frenzy.
In the spirit of Fathers' Day celebrations, Governor Uzodinma announced that he has contacted the nine-year-old boy who he described a "specially talented kid singer."
The governor also promised to sponsor the kid from primary school level to Catholic priesthood, which Opara said he wants to pursue as a career.
"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 also 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," the Imo governor announced.
Governor Uzodinma said he has sent his commissioner for information, Hon Declan Emelumba, to inform the parents of the nine-year-old boy of his intention to adopt him.
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