“Nigerians should learn that sometimes tweets like this are not to discourage you.”
A Nigerian man who lives in the UK has said people who are currently relocating to the country will dive into the cost of living crisis happening there.
According to the man named Jaja, people who currently live in the UK are struggling due to the high cost of living.
Jaja who is a PhD holder was, however, called out by a Twitter user @_Nache_1, who accused him of complaining too much without revealing how much he earns.
“You people always complain about cost of living in UK but let us know how much you are being paid in your job and how much is your expenses.”
How much I earn versus how much I spend on bills in the UK
Jaja replied by tabling his salary per month and how much he spends on bills. He said:
“Those who are planning to japa from Nigeria to UK this 4th quarter are literally diving straight into a cost of living crisis.
“Those who have lived here and are somewhat settled are struggling a lot. May God provide for us all.
“My current salary pcm is around £1550 after deductions. My total monthly expenses are around £1300 excluding savings. I hope this helps.”
See his tweet below:
Those who are planning to japa from Nigeria to UK this 4th quarter are literally diving straight into a cost of living crisis. Those who have lived here and are somewhat settled are struggling a lot. May God provide for us all.
— Jamal (@JajaPhD) September 6, 2022
Uk is one of the choice destinations for Nigerians relocating abroad.
Nigerians on Twitter react
“If you’re at a certain level of comfort, living in Nigeria (God forbid there’s an emergency) is way better than living abroad. The problem is, getting to that level is seemingly impossible to young Nigerians who don’t have connects/godfathers. This is why they leave in droves.”
“One of my older friends who has a home in London left the UK to Lagos earlier this year because, according to her, the costs of living were likely to keep getting worse in the UK and that she could cope better in Nigeria. It looks like she saw the future.”
“Nigerians should learn that sometimes tweets like this are not to discourage you. Come if you want to still come. Regardless of what the UK is going through it is still better than 9ja in terms of living conditions. But don’t let anybody sell you fairytales about the country!”