Nigerian Father of 6 Buys Customs Rice for N10k Shares His Experience of Waiting for Hours in Queue

Nigerian Father of 6 Buys Customs Rice for N10k Shares His Experience of Waiting for Hours in Queue

  • A Nigerian father of six from Lagos shared his ordeal of waiting in a long queue to buy the 25kg custom rice that was sold for N10K
  • He said he arrived at the rice distribution centre and found about 60 people ahead of him, but he was determined
  • He also revealed the hardship that some people faced at the centre, as some of them collapsed from exhaustion

A Nigerian dad who lives in Lagos with his six children told his story of how he endured a long and tiring queue to buy the 25kg custom rice that was offered for N10K.

When he got there, he saw that there were already about 60 people waiting in line, but he did not give up hope.

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He opens up. Photo credit: super881fm/TikTok
Source: TikTok

He said he wanted to buy the rice for his family because it was cheaper than the regular rice in the market.

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He waited patiently for his turn, even though the sun was scorching and the crowd was restless.

He also witnessed the hardship that some people went through at the centre, as some of them fainted from fatigue and dehydration after standing for hours.

In a the video shared by @super881fm, he said he was lucky to get one bag of rice after hours of queuing.

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AbdulFatai Khan, a financial expert with years of experience on various Nigerian banks, spoke to about the connection of rice prices and foreign exchange.

“The rise in the prices of basic commodities are not unconnected with the rise in fx rate and other factors. The multiplier effect on the rise in imports are the major causes of the rises in the commodities. Rice as the most consumed commodity in the country is directly affected. The Custom rice is distributed to states for onward distribution to the populace but as usual on other government intervention, it's always difficult to get to the intended beneficiaries. The mode that I think should have been more effective is by incorporating it in their official website for people to apply and get allocation.”

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Watch the video below: compiled some of the reactions below:

Mancity Is_My Life said:

“Why you go get 6 children sef.”

Bron breaker reacted:

“Why ekiti people.”

Ejicemma wrote:

“Custom officials or the govt. yet to issue a single statement about this. Life has no meaning in Naija.”

Yahayabage tambuwal:

“I know this man naaa ago palace way okota Lagos.”

MC Prof:

“Tinubu well done you are working.”

NS5 Wale:

“My ex daddy.”

The Professor:

“Confession break bone. After so many years it now you are taking Fela advice.”


“APC why, don't mention Tinubu alone. Tinubu has not yet started. we still dey face failures of buhari.”

UNILAG student buys rice at massive discount of N10k

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a brave student from the University of Lagos exposed a secret deal that allowed her to buy half a bag of rice for a mere N10,000.

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In the TikTok clip, she noted that she was motivated by her adventurous friends, who convinced her to take the risk and join them in this incredible bargain, which sounded almost unbelievable.

She proudly showed off the rice she had successfully obtained while explaining that filming at the customs office had a strict ban.


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