Joseph Oluomachi Opara, the sensational boy whose singing video went viral few days ago has been adopted by Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
The boy who was seen on the video singing catholic church hymns with a very captivating angelic voice while hawking his coconut caught the attention of passersby as someone recorded him.
The video went viral as the whole social media community kept sharing and commenting on his adorable voice.
In his reaction to the viral video on his social media page, Governor Uzodinma in a statement announced his intentions to adopt Joseph as his own child and sponsor him from primary school until he becomes a Catholic priest, which happens to be the boy’s carrier choice.
Uzodinma statement reads:
“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 to 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.
“I believe in harnessing skills and talents and grooming them to be of better use to mankind and to this end, I directed that the family, through the Imo State Commissioner for Information, Hon. Declan Emelumba be informed of my intention to adopt their son as my own child and to personally take over the full responsibility of his training until he becomes a Reverend Father, which he said is his life ambition.
It’s my expectation and prayer that little Oluoma attains his full potentials in God’s time.
God bless Imo State.”
Recall that NEWSIE EVENTS had earlier reported that former Aviation Minister, Fani-Kayode pledged to sponsor the boy’s education to the University level.
He also promised to give the sum of N250,000 to the boy’s family.
See photos of Joseph and his family below: