21st April, 2011
A Soil Science graduate of University of Calabar, Cross River State, South-South Nigeria, Peter Ibrahim, who became a satchet water when he could not get a job, stunned voters at Olomu Primary School, Ajah, when he started sharing bags of satchet water at the polling centre to voters free-of-charge after casting his vote at the same venue.
Residents of Ajah and Sangotedo, who trooped out to vote poured encomiums on Ibrahim for providing them with chilled water to cushion the effect of the scorching sun during the presidential election.
Some of the voters who defied the hot weather to vote said they had never seen such a kind-hearted man in their lives and therefore called on corporate bodies and individuals to help provide a job for the water vendor.
They also said the poor man repeated the same gesture during the last Saturdayâ€™s House of Assembly elections.
The benevolence of the graduate attracted the attention of the Chairman of the School of Management and Security, Dr. Ona Ekhomu who asked him why he was sharing his sachet water to people instead of selling it to make a profit.