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“My monthly salary is N50k” – Nigerian soldier cries out after being unable to pay N35k transport fare to see his family (Video)

Nigerian soldier cries out after being unable to pay N35k transport fare to see his family
Nigerian soldier cries out after being unable to pay N35k transport fare to see his family

A Nigerian soldier, who recently completed a year-long mission in Maiduguri, Borno state, is facing a heartbreaking situation as he reunites with his family.

The soldier expressed deep distress over his inability to afford the N35,000 transport fare required for his return journey.

In a video circulating online, the soldier shared that he was granted a break after spending a year in the Maiduguri bush. However, upon reaching the park, he was informed of the N35,000 transportation cost for the return trip, a sum beyond his financial means.

The distraught soldier, earning a monthly salary of only N50,000, explained that the round-trip transportation cost would amount to N70,000. Faced with the financial challenge, he expressed the difficult decision to consider returning to the Maiduguri bush due to the unaffordable transport fare, despite the emotional desire to be with his family. The situation highlights the financial hardships faced by some members of the military, even as they fulfill their duties.

Watch the video below:

Many social media users sympathized with the soldier as they took to comment section. Some reactions are shown below:

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just_lilboy said, “Giving peanut as salaries for Someone with a gun that can actually make a lot of money illegally on his own but decide to protect the interests on his country – Tell me why crime rate won’t rise to 💯 everyday 💔🤦‍♀️”.

ediyeheyenefik said, “The least soldier should be earning like 500k”.

iam_ddr said, “If the people come outside come protest for una, the government go still use una send them back!”

famery_ent said, “To think that a Soldier with 10+ years of experience earns less than $40 a month. But a lazy senator who has done absolutely nothing for his constituency since “selected” by INEC makes almost 20M naira a month. Make it make sense😡😡😡😡”.

ddashnblushmakeovers said, “50k? And they’re expected to secure the country’s boarders and the ones who create the m£ss are busy living the good life? What an irony.”

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