A Nigerian soldier, who is finally seeing his family after going on a year mission to Maiduguri, Borno state, has lamented bitterly over his inability to pay transport fare, worth N35k.
In a video making the rounds online, the distraught soldier revealed that he was given a break after spending a year in Maiduguri bush.
Upon reaching the park, he was informed that the transportation cost for the return journey amounted to N35K, which he is unable to afford.
After a brief mental calculation, he discovered that the round-trip transportation cost would total N70K.
Despite earning a monthly salary of only N50K, the soldier decided it was more feasible to return to the bush in Maiduguri due to the unaffordable transport fare.
Watch the video below;
Many social media users sympathized with the soldier as they took to comment section. Some reactions are shown below:
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 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.”