And the effect of this is the hike in the price of
Do you know the price of Garri right now compared to last year?
What about rice?
Even things as simple as toothpaste are getting crazily expensive.
It’s no more easily accessible for the common man.
And we are being told it will be worse than before in the coming year.
But that’s not the end of it all…
What about the workers?
The salary earners?
They were the king before, especially at the end of the month.
It’s getting harder for them to buy things needed while relying on their salaries.
Many would have gone to take a lot of loans before the salary comes…
And when it comes… it’s used to service loans
It keeps going in circles.
And as of October 2022 when I am writing this letter to you, the minimum wage is just 33 thousand Naira.
And a bag of rice is also 33 thousand Naira.
Now tell me, how will a whole family survive in this country?
And it’s gonna get harder according to what the IMF and World Bank are saying.
We can’t control it.
You and I are not the government.
We can only find a way to wriggle out of it to make sure it doesn’t affect us.
And the only way?
Find an extra income.
Find something that will bring you money without relying on the Nigerian government or private entities.
Inflation is killing everyone.
Students stayed at home for over 8 months because of the government and ASUU strike.
Many had their life altered already.
They won’t find it easy to get jobs after school because job descriptions will be saying 24 years of age with 4 years of experience.
And if you’re a student affected by the just-called-off ASUU strike, you will definitely know what life after school is like after the 8 months at home.
- You will find it hard to buy whatever you want for yourself because there’s no money.
- You won’t be able to provide for friends and family because there’s no money.
- You will feel frustrated about everything and just want things to get better.
And here we are with more threats of a global recession.
It is now common knowledge that the government has failed us.
They don’t care about you and me.
All they care about is who to become the next president.
- Emi lokan?
That’s all they care about and not you or I.
The whole Nigerian system has failed us.
And it is time you realize that “no one can save you except YOU.”
Nobody owes you anything.
I realized this late in my life and I don’t want the same for you.
And saying this reminded me of my rough journey.
I finished quite well in school with a 4.3 GPA.
But when I needed to go to NYSC and collect my transcript.
My school said they misplaced my results.
Imagine the incompetence.
I couldn’t go to NYSC with my mates and I was so devastated.
I couldn’t do anything for a whole year and was sulking.
They couldn’t find my result and I decided to find work without my certificate.
As you know, it was so tough.
I was rejected everywhere because I have no results.
One man even told me:
“People that have results are finding it hard to get a job, talk more you that has no results.”
I took it to heart and cried.
I didn’t give up and I kept finding good jobs to prove the man wrong.
And I finally got a job with UBA as a contract worker.