6 utterly stunning ways Nigerians react to the current economic situation

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With the fluctuating dollar rate, increased fuel price and the increased price of tomatoes, life in Nigeria is anything but easy. Nigerians struggle to go through their daily activities as the salaries and wages they receive have not increased despite the increase in commodities.

This is a difficult phase for most Nigerians as the economic situation has made life unbearable for them. Another thing that has made Nigeria a frustrating country to be in at this time is power, there is hardly light and the heat in town is definitely not mild. This means Nigerians have to invest more in the amount they spend buying fuel in order to power generators.

But trust Nigerians to be able to raise their heads even at a time like this, they understand that life continues and they have to manage despite the hardship faced. Nigerians believe in saying ‘this too shall pass’.

Find below some of the ways in which Nigerians have adjusted to the present economic situation:

1. Patience

ways in which Nigerians are adjusting to the economic situation

Nigerians have learnt that patience is important; with an economic situation like this, they understand that there is hardly anything they can do since the power is not in their hands. They have resolved to fate knowing fully well that nothing lasts forever.

They feel things would get better, as a result of this; they do things that will make them happy and make life easier for them at the different level they operate.

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2. Prudence

ways in which Nigerians are adjusting to the economic situation

Nigerians know what it means to save; since our resources are limited and the things are generally expensive now, Nigerians do not give in to frivolities. They know it is important for them to cut down cost while they are getting the basic things they need.

The principle of opportunity cost is now being used in every home with Nigerians only getting those things that will serve their immediate needs. Sadly, the era of stocking the house with foodstuffs and materials for months has gone. Nigerians are starting to take each day as it comes.

3. Cutting their coats according to the content of their wallet

The popular saying of cutting one’s coat according to one’s size has been modified in this present time; with the economic situation, Nigerians would rather cut their coats according to the content of their wallets.

People check how much they can spare now before embarking on a project. If the project is not a compulsory one, Nigerians may not even do it at all. At this point in time, if the content of the wallet is not enough to sew one a nice style, Nigerians would tie wrapper.

4. Limited spending on asoebi and owanbe

ways in which Nigerians are adjusting to the economic situation

Nigerians are not finding this economic situation funny at all, conservation of resources is very important at this point. As much as Nigerians love owanbe, this is not the time to waste money buying expensive asoebi when there are other pressing needs.

Nigerians have learnt to be frugal at this point and would rather wear what they have for parties now. As a matter of fact, if the party is not one that concerns them as such, they would avoid going. No more ‘mogbomoya’.

5. Prayer

ways in which Nigerians are adjusting to the economic situation

We all know Nigerians are religious people; on an average, Nigerians spend a reasonable amount of time in religious and worship centres. They believe in taking their problems to the highest authority in prayers.

This is what Nigerians do best at a time like this. They have formed the habit of crying out to God and asking Him to send them helpers. If you are a Nigerian, then you would know many songs addressed to helpers.

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6. When sachet tomato is an essential commodity

ways in which Nigerians are adjusting to the economic situation

Nigerians have to eat despite the economic situation. Although the scarcity and increased price of tomatoes might have made it really hard to make the so much loved tomato stew and sauce, Nigerians have found other sauces they could make in place of tomato.

Sadly, the era of having stew splashed generously over a bowl of rice is gone. Sachet tomato paste is now being used with ground pepper to make stew. Concoction rice is also eaten more now. If you are choosy and do not like the taste of your ‘tomatoless’ stew, you can try out vegetables.

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