“I Got Insulted”: UNIPORT Lecturer Narrates How Bank Denied Him N5 Million Loan Due to Poor Salary

“I Got Insulted”: UNIPORT Lecturer Narrates How Bank Denied Him N5 Million Loan Due to Poor Salary

  • A lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt took to his social media page to express his pain with a Nigerian bank
  • He explained that his monthly pay couldn't help with him getting a loan from a bank
  • Meanwhile, the lecturer needed the loan to purchase some gadgets to boost his business on social media

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Rivers state, Port-Harcourt - A lecturer at the Department of English, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), identified simply as Mazi Eze, has narrated how he received the biggest insult of his life.

He took to his social media page to share his frustration after being denied a N5 million loan due to his monthly salary of N191,000.

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Mazi Eze, UNIPORT, Tinubu's government
The UNIPORT lecturer explained how Tinubu's government has affected the Nigerian economy hence, his salary is nothing to write home about. Photo credit: Mazi Eze, CBN
Source: Facebook

Narrating his experience in a post shared on his Facebook page on Thursday, January 25, Eze recalled his visit to a bank in Choba, where he sought a loan to enhance his public speaking academy limited and acquire social media gadgets. His account officer told him that his salary was not enough for the loan he demanded.

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Eze expressed disappointment over the challenges faced by academic staff members at the institution.

He highlighted the significant salary gap compared to counterparts in other universities who reportedly receive monthly incomes ranging from N230,000 to N250,000.

The lecturer wrote:

"Yesterday, I got insulted big time! By my UniPort salary! I went to my bank, First Bank, Choba to borrow N5 million.
"My account officer, a jolly good lady, said: "We cannot give you up to that amount as a loan."

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"Why?" I asked. Your salary cannot carry it. Wait, let me see."

However, as of the time of filing this report, the lecturer disclosed that he had been "restricted from commenting on the recent post about his salary".

Adding that, "some people who don't like the post reported me to FB."

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Falolu stated this while delivering the University of Lagos (UNILAG) 54th Convocation lecture on Decolonising African Higher Education for Transformational Development on Monday, January 15.

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Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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