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Why Are The Nigerians In The Uk Stingy ?

Why Nigerians in the UK hardly give out there money when they visit home, Now don't get me wrong i am not saying they are father Christmas but compare them to other Nigerians in other western countries,most people complain most about the ones in UK,even if they have to send money to there parents the highest they will send is 100 pounds in most cases they send home 50 pounds, Today a friend ask me to drive him to the bank (Oceanic Bank) to pick up the money his elder brother sent to him via western union and i ask him how much he said 10 Pounds,i ask whats the money for he said for a text book he needs to buy,i said na wa for your brother he no even fit join small money say make you take am buy biscuit (Jokingly) he said he is use to it and in fact he has been begging him for this money for over 2 weeks now before he eventually send it today,so my question is why are UK people hardly give out there money is there anything behind this

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HUMMM INTERESTING READ, i share the same view with Chaircover and others like her, i dont buy ANYTHING when i go to 9ja now, because you cant satisfy them, even though they dont give you "jack" IN RETURN, i used to have "excess x10 B4 but i have woken up now big time!, i only go with hand luggage now , dont announce that i am coming, just get in and get out b4 they discover i am around, the last time i bought things home to my folks and in-laws, they all looked at me like, EMI KE, is this what we are worth?? , i was so annoyed  i took it off them and gave it in their presence to the various house helps in my house, who prayed 4 me till i left (can u imagine TM Lewin shirts for the guys, and Prada bags for the gbogbo bigz girls, ), i also discovered that what i consider "isale apoti" here is what they use to go and buy bread next door over there.so now, i just make sure i have 200 to 300 Dollars.not pounds oh,  and give it to them IN SMALL DENOMINATIONS, WITH NICE "AWAY"ENVELOPES according to their ages,(one, one dollar bills to make it juicy and fat) they can go and change the money themselves and buy what ever they want with it, Omo kan o lee wa paa mi jare, lol

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This thread's very interesting.I nearly cursed my elder brother for excessive demanding from me.It's happens the month i sent money home about 1.5 million Naira for a  house project . The same month he sent me sms to tell me that my mom called him demanding for money.I was very angry with him.Infact,i have to exchange very unfriendly words with him.I told him"do you think am a tree that grows money"?he was angry telling me what have i done  to warrant me to say that to him.I felt like am being used as a slave by my brothers at home ,because all i do then was any money that comes my way i will send  it home.But now am wise,nobody calls me now to make unreasonable demands.This my elder brother has a business in Lagos,but every little thing about money he will call me.I have learnt a lesson that the more you send money home that's when everybody will start demading more from you.

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Gosh! What is going on here. People in Nigeria are lazy, people in nigeria are this they are that. For all we know most of the people lamenting are people who spent 5 to 10yrs in nigeria after or during schooling without doing any job at all, them they got lucky to leave the country and then their lives changed, so they forgot what its like to live in nigeria. You know for those year you spent in nigeria jobless someone also thought of you as lazy, and all those times, things got so hard you had to call that friend you borrowed or toke money from n wasnt able to say back, someone also thought you were greedy and ungrateful. Yes some of those in nigeria can be annoying but annoying people are all over the world. So to all you UK peeps talking here i just have one question for you guys - if there were so many jobs to do in nigeria why did you leave the country? I have friends n relatives in the UK and i have never asked or collected anything from any of them. I used to think they would think of me as someone who feels too big, but reading all what you guys wrote one this thread i thank God i have not. I also thank God for making me a very content person.

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why dont you just leave your friends alone in the UK? Because you are hoping that if you call them often enough they will always remember you when they get money the only reason why u are whindging is because all that effort and what you relly want you did not receive. Everybody abroad knows the mentaility of nigeria MONEY MONEY MONEY thats why it has such a bad name there is too much greed and envy. When the person arrives back to Lagos with nothing you will then rubbish him lets see how many times you will call then when you can see the person has nothing. All you will hear is things coming from your bitter mouth that look at this one he has nothing they just waste time in UK. On the other hand if i arrived with plenty of money people could not doi enough for me. Its all rubbish and false. Friend dont mean nothing in the uk. Carry on with your life or complain to the goverment that they do not do enough for the countries people. oh no you wont cause you will proberly end up dead.

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It is all cos of what they hear and never take time to investigate it.

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May God help our people with their mentality. Its everywhere, imagine someone in Abj for instance and your relations in the village or other states belive you are picking money on the street. You must attend to their long list of request at the expense of your own comfort and immediate family needs. They care less about the high standard of living and that you need to survive.

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you dnt blame your dad o, situations in the uk can even make a man forget that he has God talkless of family,its damm hard

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Your dad's case is different and doesnt mean that he is stingy, he is just in his own class.

A man has to take care of his kids, regardless of what is btw him and the baby mama

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they are very stingy, my dad has been in the UK for 19 years, i can't boast of 100 pounds as feeding money in 1 year

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I think it is simple fact that they work so hard for their money and need to spend it wise.

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They feel u don arrive from the place where suffer no dey. Idleness plays a key role and the worst is that the deceit of finding greener pastures on the other side is addictive to our people.

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True, rents in Lagos are high depending on location and choice. the most expensive places in Naija are Lagos, Abuja and PH but there are still cheap areas within these mentioned locations.

Abroad is a whole different ball game. we try to live in the cheapest decent areas and the rent is still F**king high. what i pay here a year for a 2 bedroom apartment is the same with what my uncle pays for his duplex in Festac Lagos. And i live in a cheap area o!

people dont consider that we've got to pay rent, feed, and pay utility bills and then save money. Most guys here cant even afford to buy a bottle of Budwieser, let alone go clubbing.

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anabel , you dads situation has nothing to do with him being in the UK. He his a dead beat dad . Move on with your life and forget about him, he is the one that will coming looking for you in his old age

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Cash is very hard to come by

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@ Poster

They have come to appreciate the value of the word called Money. Mind you Pounds is not a devalued currency like naira.

Also you need to understand that nothing in the UK is free. You pay for any and everything. From lights to heating to fuel to council tax to insurance for both

the house and cars ?(if you have got more that one), water, Mortgage (House) and the BIG one Government Task which ranges from 20 to 40% of your income

depending on what bracket you fall. Having said all that you will love to shop for clothes, go on a fancy holiday, go out to eat out with friends in a fancy

restaurant etc. So tell me where does the word stingy come in when you have to pay and sort all this in your life. Every money left will be saved for future

purpose and that's even if any is left for some people. In Nigeria on the other hand NE-PA is not constant and you do not have to pay monthly cos the

generator is there. No council tax. No extensive mortgage for most people, no water bills, hardly go on holidays. The Government Tax is considerably very good.

So think again.

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U gotta be kidding me!!!

Lagos and Abuja??

Surely, y'all don't pay 250,000 naira monthly on rent, do ya?

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English are cheap suckers so maybe Nigerians picked up all their bad habits

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Whatever, UK is expensive, UK is too hype.

I just got back to the UK yesterday after a month Holiday in Lagos and Abuja, and i know how much i spent. Infact on coming back to the UK enough people gave me loads to drop for them at my own expenses, all because they believe i should be able to afford it. Not there fault really, infact its nobody fault, if our own country dey develop, we wont be rushing to come obodo oyibo.

Meanwhile on a more serious note, please Nigerians, never leave certainty for uncertainty. There are no good jobs here, even for a professional, i know what i am talking about, even the menial jobs are being crowded by the Arabs (Pakistanis) and Indians. If you have a good job in Nigeria hold on to it, if you don't have yet, put more effort.

As per USA, i need not say too much. Afterall we all read papers and we can all see the rate of unemployment, they got no tree growing dollars o, you work it.

If you are coming to UK to school, make sure you ve everything you need to make your stay comfortable before coming.

My dear ko easy!!!

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wow - did anyone call u ignoarnt - gosh, is it now a crime to live in the uk and put it as ur location.

no offense and maybe i'm going blind but i still can't see the list of bills for the average nigerian. all i asked was u list them and then we can start with a proper debate about who has the higher living expenses.

typical naija thing, well you would know if u have had the living experience so there is no need for me to explain b4 u insult me again.

one thing comes to mind - sure in naija u guys might pay more to have a driver but most people here (including the well off) drive themselves so yes that may be an added expense. i'm just trying to understand what exactly you mean - cos to be honest although I have experience of both based ON MY PERSONAL experience Nigeria is cheaper.

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spiked, thanks

well as someone that is based in Nigeria and the UK i beg to disagree. The average person in the UK does pay more than the average in Nigeria.

all you need to do is list the expenses the average Nigerian pays like we have done so that we can now have a much more balanced view of things.

I have friends who have the same job as me in Lagos living in Lekki and trust me their living costs are not as high as mine.

So as someone who has the experience of both countries I feel that maybe I do know what I'm talking about, and trust me not everyone runs after 2weeks in Nigeria.

Just another point I think its a bit immature trying to insult someones literacy purely based on a few spelling mistakes on an informal forum and cos they disagree with you. The question raised was why people in the UK are stingy and u had to do the typical naija thing and start with the insults. most of the people here arguing the point about the higher cost of living in the UK actually have experience of both, and probably know what they are talking about.

O i don tire for my people!!!!!!!!

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ha ha ha SPIKED -ur too funny and i love it cos Nigerians will never fail to be predictable - so cos of a few spelling mistakes on an informal Nigerian forum i am now an illiterate, chei i guess i better ask for a refund of my uni fees and professional qualification fees as well.

Simply put Nigerians that want to enjoy a very high standard of life do spend a lot but none of these expenses are compulsory. i think the point u missed while trying to insult me was that a lot of the bills we pay here are mandatory - whether u want to live a high standard or not. I mean is it right u have old age pensioners dying in winter cos they are looking for money to pay council tax and all sorts of other bills.

anyway pple back home love paying top dollar for something even when u can get the same quality cheaper - a lot of them carry that mentality here anyway.

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u guys sound really ignorant n childish.

At least u r payn for services rendered,

why should u expect us 2 pay tax when

there is no water,light,good roads,good health

care system.

If u want 2 live a comfortable life here, u r goin 2 pay thru ur nose.

I dnt subscribe 2 anybody begging 4 money but i also thnk that

u guys should stop encouraging them by not sending them money

cept they r absolutely ur responsibility.

@ phemmy

How much do u think u have?

Not one of ur greedy relatives?

Def. dnt. need ur peanuts.

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I beg to disagree. Thats why I included the clause - "depending on your lifestyle".

For an average person in Nigeria who wants the same standard of living as an average person in the UK, the Nigerian person will spend more.

The bills might not be "official" or go directly to the Government but they mount. Thats why a lot of your folk come here and cave under the pressure in less than 2 weeks.

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if someone dashes me money i will not refuse it - however, i get up everyday and work for the things I have and don't expect anyone one else to dash me anything.

Anyway - i don't send money or give it out - so people know not to ask me.

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Hahahahaha, i wish they actually pay bills in Nigeria, cos i dont see the bills in Nija,apart from rent.

Besides, almost everyone is greedy, i am sure if someone sends you money, you wont refuse it.

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Spikey the bills you guys may pay are nothing on the number we have to pay over here

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true talk, but some of us nigerians dont help matters o. . .u slave all year round so that u can come home and 'display' at the end of the year, and if u dont know anything u'll think that money really grows on trees outside the shores of this country!

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I still get shocked at people's outrageous demands.

Why will you ask for money from someone who is not your parent? When I was in school and not working, my step siblings used to pick fights with me for not asking them for money. They thought I was being too proud but its just the way I am, I expect nothing from you and hope you pay me the same accord.

However, as to those saying people in Nigerians know nothing about bills, you're all definitely joking. Depending on your lifestyle, Nigeria (especially Lagos and Abuja) is one of the most expensive places to reside.

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U guys make it sound like we dnt pay bills here.

Maybe u think we get everything 4 free.

Abi person dey force una 2 send anything 2 a greedy relative?

Suckers!!!!!!!!!!!

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hold up, are you gonne say NHS is free as well?

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primary school and secondary school ko?

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i hope you know this is wrong.

education in the UK is not free. you somehow pay back if you took students loan.

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The difference between the UK and Nigeria is that

Food is cheap and accessible

When we work we actually get paid wages (we dont need to wait 3 months)

Money is shared round the bills we pay go towards maintaining our water roads etc (unlike in Nigeria where some bastard fat cat is sitting on everyones money)

Education is free (Unless you want to go to a private school)

A three year degree takes only 3 years (unlike Nigeria where it can take 7 years and you need to sleep with your teachers to get ahead)

We can probe the goverment ( look at the expenses drama in Nigeria if you did the same you would disappear overnight)

The Goverment helps people who cannot help themselves e.g sick elderly, out of work, single mothers (In nigeria what help is there)

At the end of the day the UK has its peaks and those of us here are grateful and we keep praying Nigeria will wake the hell up and progress.  But how can it when the people are soooooo bloody greedy?

A large majority of people overseas are working to better their lives we are not cash machines.  SO the next time you wanna call and demand items like its Christmas think.

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I have friends who relocated from UK to America they said life over there is as tough as HELL plus excess tax they pay these are professionals saying these. They mice everything

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Is because things are hard in the Uk

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Because they are not really rich to begin with. Life is not as rosy in the UK as Nigerians think.

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wow i read all the comments everyone posted here and i think i have an idea why you guys watch the way you spend, NO VEX OOOOO UNA DEY TRY FOR THAT SIDE

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Because we work just like u do n we hav too much to spend on

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LMAO @all the comments. . .

its true sha. . .we nigerians believe that one you dont live in naija money must fall from the sky wherever you live!

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That final part is a cracker!

The average Nigerian actually enjoys and is very choosy compared to people in the West.

They only want the latest phones, the latest car models, the latest of everything. . .

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My broda pele , take a deep breathe we have all been there. The funniest one that happened to me is when I was just three months fresh in the US still sharing a bed with my lovely cousin who was nice enough to take me in so that I did not have to pay room and board for college . a so called friend calls me and asks for 70,000 NGN to complete his rent in a two bedroom apartment in lagos. I kindly suggested that he get a roommate or look for cheaper housing . He sent me an email cursing me out for implying that HE could share an apartment with someone.

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100 GBP is now a small thing , if you give me 100 GBP , that is my grocery budget for Two weeks plus , will buy gas for a month in my Honda civic . Nigerians in Naija have no concept of the difference between 100NGN and 100 USD or 100 GBP , it is not the same thing , when i was a student I could dash someone 100NGN, who born me well to give anybody beyond my family members and Friends in need 100USD as a worker.

Personally me I was impressed with my friends and relatives when I went home , they were the ones spoiling me and taking me out and that is the way it should be , not you expecting me to buy a ticket for 1000 USD and still bring money to give you becos I came for vacation .

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Why are u asking me?Do u have any problem wit it?

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maray, is that ur pic?

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It depends on the person u r dealing with in England.A stingy person will always be stingy,no matter d destination.

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You have to pay o. In fact, this is a really serious vision. . . are you in London by any chance?

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Hmmmmmmmm Justgood are you based in Nigeria?

You have seen a vision for me so I must now come and pay abi?

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Basically taxes are too high in UK, and the expenses re something else. . it’s all about survival

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where is LadyT?

I have seen a vision for her. . .

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Try giving one of those people you old mobile and hear them condemn you and your phone to hell.

They dont work but they want the best of everything. That's the reason so many people turn to crime.

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