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“In 1981, I Bought My First Car with N3,800 & Got Job Immediately after NYSC” – Nigerian Woman Reveals

Iyabo Alabi has shared interesting insights into what life was like for the youth of the 1980s Nigeria.

Alabi in a Facebook post after she finished her NYSC in 1981, she got a job as a teacher at Queens School, Ilorin where she was paid N295 monthly.

According to her, she bought her first car for the sum of N3,800.

“See what I found. Oya indomine generation where were you in 1981 when I finished my NYSC, started teaching at Queen’s School earning 295 náírà per month, housed in a furnished two bedroom bungalow and bought my first car for 3,800 naira?” 

her Facebook post reads.

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Her short story has attracted comments from Nigerians on Facebook, see some below;

John Sonayon Oni: “Chai! I was in Primary One that year. My generation later gave birth to the Indomie Generation.🤣🤣🤣🤣. God continue to bless and keep you, ma🙏🙏🙏🙏.”

Adewale D’Wrex Olofinlade: “Point of correction ma 😅 we were cabin biscuit generation then, the indomie crew are our successors 🤣.”

Tolúlopé Omo Àńjórìn: “I was in primary three at the Polytechnic Ibadan Staff School and living at Kongi, Bodija.I remember how I would run to one aunty corper’s place not far from our house then, I fell in love with her in that khaki corper’s wear.”

Abayomi Osoba: “I won’t talk, before you start comparing your oldness with some of us youthfulness. Anyone with this certificate in 1981 of our Lord Jesus Christ should as a matter of prerogative be called ‘arugbo ojo’ but here you are, still succulently beautiful. If it’s not ajidewe, then I don’t know what it is. You found grace or grace found you sis”

Musbau Adisa Razak: “That’s why we called you Mama Alabi, nah! Agba ko ni tan lori Ile! In 1981, I was in the old Form 2 at Anwar-ul-Islam College II later renamed Oniwaya High School. 

“For the Indomie generation, there was nothing called JSS and SSS then. Iya Alabi me too no small for this world ooo, but one pass one. Enjoy your day, my sister.”

Njimogu Onyekachi Emmanuel: “Wow you had the best of the country then, that was a lot of money then, you were very rich and comfortable then and cars were pure chassis with lovely smell inside volks , Peugeot etc With 20naira a family is very comfortable for one month.”

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Muhammad Bashir Isah

WAW Mama Wallahi 1981 I was only 3 years old.

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