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Uber Eats delivery driver from Brick Lane nominated for prestigious leadership award

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 October 2018

Jabed Hussain, a delivery driver for UberEats who was the victim of an acid attack last year. Picture: Michelle Teckchand

Jabed Hussain, a delivery driver for UberEats who was the victim of an acid attack last year. Picture: Michelle Teckchand

Michelle Teckchand

An Uber Eats delivery driver has been nominated for the prestigious GG2 Leadership Awards which recognise high achievers within black, Asian and ethnic minorities groups.

Mr Jabed Hussain, 33, from Brick Lane, was nominated in this year’s GG2 Spirit in the Community Awards for his work to raise awareness of acid attacks and knife crime whilst he was president of the Workers Union, London.

Mr Hussain was himself a victim of an acid attack whilst delivering food on his moped in East London in July 2017.

Two men, also on a moped, pulled up on his left whilst he had stopped at a traffic light in Hackney Road and threw acid at him and stole his moped.

The event left Mr Hussain very shaken.

He said: “I was very shocked and very scared.

“After that incident, I started my campaign.”

It was whilst he was president of Workers Union London between 2014 and 2018, that Mr Hussain campaigned to raise awareness about acid attacks and knife crime.

In July 2017 he organised a demonstration with the Workers Union, London.

On being nominated for the award, Mr Hussain said: “It’s a real pleasure and I feel humbled that I have been nominated for a leadership award.”

He added: “I had to take a stand.”

Mr Hussain said he believed it was everyone’s responsibility to take a stand on such issues in order to make the local community a better and safer place to live.

The 33-year-old said his friends and family initially told him not to get involved, fearing for his safety.

He said: “My wife was saying that I would be targeted”

Mr Hussain said he was not afraid of speaking up for the truth however, and that he saw it as a duty to campaign in order to make his community and wider country a safer place to live and work.

He said: “I feel I can bring about some change, I think I can influence others.”

He also visits schools to speak to young people in order to educate them about the dangers of acid attacks and knife crime and how they can help to such crimes.

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