- A man has decried the economic degeneration in the country with a stunning discovery
- The man identified as Chiwueze Ahanotu shared two old receipts of two 2 bedroom flats his parents had rented at R6.75 and R12.19 respectively in the twentieth century
- Social media users expressed shock at the wide gap of things in recent times compared to the good old days
A man has set social media buzzing with the shocking discovery he made recently.
The man identified as Chiwueze Ahanotu took to Facebook as he shared photos of two old receipts of two-bedroom flats his parents had paid for in the 1990s.
Chiwueze said a two-bedroom flat was leased to his parents at N180 in 1988 and another at N325 in the year 1993.
He lamented the current situation in the country and enquired where the country was headed.
According to a Facebook user, Ugo Offoaro, who shared the content, Chiwueze wrote:
"Chinekee!!! See what I found! My parents receipts for the flats. Two - 2bedroom Where has this country gone to? 180 Naira in 1988 and 325 by 1993. The good old days."
Nigerians took to the comment section to also lament the economic state of things in the country. There were those who said it wasn't however easy to come by those amount in the 1980s.
Ibemere Wilson Ebere wrote:
"As at then a brand new 504 Peugeot was 2,500 naira and one dollar was 80 kobo. The thing is that Nigeria never moved forward. Only industrialization could have saved the economy."
Chiwueze Ahanotu responded:
"We are retrogressing in Nigeria. Definitely."
Blessing Chidinma said:
"It wasn't easy to get such amount then."
Meanwhile, Briefly News earlier reported that Nigerians had expressed surprise as photos of a Beetle car sold for R145 surfaced on social media.
Ojeniyi had shared the receipt of the car purchase and had a question for people; what can one buy with such an amount of money today.
Reacting to the photo, a Facebook user identified as Aliyu Hamagam said the minimum wage in 1982 was R4.50, suggesting that a Beetle car was expensive back in the day.
In his words:
"In 1982, the national minimum wage was only R4.50. So you can understand what it means for one to raise about R145 for a Beetle car."
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