Nigerians selling off cars to feed family


Owning a car was among the many lists of achievements for a typical Nigerian. The celebration that hits the air when one has bought knows no bounds.

Parents, relatives and friends are gathered, and the gin is used to render prayers to various gods to save the life of the car owner and the car itself.

However, the situation of the country now is making car owners sell off their cars, at least, to feed properly.

Economy & Lifestyle discovered that even those who want a car now buy the Nigerian used ones, instead of those imported into the country, popularly known as Tokunbo cars.

Today, owning a car doesn’t count as an achievement anymore.

Those purchasing the Nigerian used cars, investigations have revealed, never do so for pleasure but mostly for ride-hailing commercial transportation like Uber, Bolt and inDrive, among others.

Mr. Salami Shotunde, a worker, said he had to sell his car after parking it for days in his house, due to inability to fuel it in this increased fuel pump price regime.

“I am very sad at the present living condition of many Nigerians. It is difficult to feed these days.

“I had to sell my Toyota Camry, 2006 model, after parking it at home for months.

“Buying fuel is expensive and business is not moving at all. The most important thing now is to stay healthy, and feeding is a major part to it,” said Shotunde.

Source: All Africans news

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