Reasons why you possibly can't participate

One of the trending hahtags at the moment is the #MinimumWageChallenge. Here are reasons why you should think well before jumping in and accepting the challenge.

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So the point is this, regardless of the amount you make, you make a decision to go a whole month, without spending beyond the Nigerian minimum wage which happens to be #18, 000.

Well, people are committing to the challenge, and so you, Debo, who stays in Ipaja, is planning on joining, right?

No no... no biko don't join them

Well, here are some quick reasons why you should just get it off your mind, FAST!

So, you see, you live in Ipaja, which is somewhere at the end of the world, if we're really being sincere. Transport fare to and from Lekki where you work is somewhere between 1k - #1200. That alone is 30k.

30k for transport only? Yeah, bruh, better close your mouth.

So, let's assume that is not enough to dissuade you. You're a Bachelor. No wife, no kids, so it makes the 18k ok for you, right?

Well... its fine until you remember that you don't know how to cook, but you like food more than Esau, eating everything available like...

Onijekuje, wobia, agbaya, glutton oshi

Yes, please remember that a plate of the cheapest, poorest food anywhere in Lekki is like #300. That amounts to 15k in 30 days.

So, Mr. Senior Advocate of the Masses, you're still considering it, abi?

Let's pretend that one meal is enough to carry your gluttonous soul through the day, and that transport fare and food are the only established things you need to survive a whole week.

Have you thought about miscellaneous expenses?

That girl at the office whose attention you've been trying to get comes and starts rubbing herself on you, asking for lunch, and of course you gotta order something good for her if you still intend to laid.

So you'll let #MinimumWageChallenge stand in the way of your expected... ahem... you know?

Oh my God, this nigga can't be doing this right now

Not trying to discourage you or anything, but you know several things could also go wrong, right?

Like, really, one heavy rain might one day begin 15 minutes before the end of work hours, and when it stops, you hit the road, and trust Lasgidi drivers to be very kind and not increase the transport fare too much.

Lekki to Oshodi #700. Oshodi to Iyana-Ipaja, #500. You hear the fares and you're like...

And right there and then, you make up your mind and say...

"Naaah.  can't do this crap no more"

Truth is, the challenge is most likely a form of solidarity, as organized labour tries to force government's hands into increasing the minimum wage which is really really paltry. It's a good initiative, really, but it's advisable to stay away if you can't handle it.

Abeg, no let oversabi finish you o. A (strong) word is enough for the wise.

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