– A Nigerian man identified as Ibrahim Dan Maliki has said he does not have any plan of tossing away his 40-year-old bicycle
– The 68-year-old man revealed that when he bought it for about N23, everything was much cheaper as a tyre could be changed at the cost of N1
– According to the father of eight, he will be riding the bicycle till he dies, suggesting that it is his only means of transport
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To mark World Bicycle Day on Thursday, June 3, BBC News Pidgin spoke to a Nigerian man, Ibrahim Dan Maliki, who bought his 40 years ago.
In his interview with the media, the man expressed his strong attachment to the bicycle and said he would ride it till death does them apart.
Things were so cheap
The man noted that he bought the bicycle for around N23, revealing that the joy it brought him on the day of purchase was endless.
Ibrahim stated that to change a tyre went for less than N1 but the reality is different in the present time as he would have to spend N2000 to do the same.
We all own the road
On his struggle with motorists, the father of eight children said that patience has been his tool. He added that what car owners do not know is that the road is for everybody.
In a photo shared by the media on their Instagram page, the man could be seen with a sack strapped to the bicycle.
See the post below:
Below are some of the reactions to his story:
“Bicycle no dey die happy for u enjoy urself old man.”
“I didn’t need to read the full thing to know that he is from Kano.”
“I rebuke poverty from me, my family and lineage in Jesus Christ name. Amen.”
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The good old days
Meanwhile, . earlier reported that a Nigerian man, Ayo Ojeniyi, took people on a trip down memory lane after sharing a photo of a Beetle car that was sold for N3,908.40 in 1982.
Ojeniyi also shared the receipt of the car purchase and asked people what they could buy with such an amount of money today.
Reacting to the photo, a Facebook user identified as Aliyu Hamagam said the minimum wage in 1982 was N120, suggesting that a Beetle car was expensive back in the day.