The Lagos State Government has handed over Mary Daniel, the amputee sachet water seller to leaders of her community.
Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, in a statement said that the state government would continue to protect the vulnerable in the state.
Recall that Mary Daniel went viral after she received donations from concerned Nigerians after she was pictured selling pure water.
She received N25 million donation from Nigerians and has since been under the custody of the state government.
According to said Adebowale, the state government shielded Daniel from possible fraudsters who might target the funds donated to her.
In the statement released, she revealed that the 27 year old Daniel has been handed over to a committee which comprises the representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, and a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).
Other committee members at the handing over includesMr Sanni Ejima, Leader of Igala Community in Lagos; Divisional Police Officer, Alausa and representative of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.
Adebowale explained that the police were present at the handover to show that the state had taken proper care of Daniel, while in its custody, and to ensure her safety thereafter.
The committee was set up to oversee Daniel’s rehabilitation and ensure that the funds donated were utilised as intended.
Adebowale said: “She now has the resources to take care of herself and her baby and have a new lease of life.”
Lagos State Government also denied report that it withheld the N25million donated to Mary Daniel.