Female Lecturer Who Earned N170k Per Month in Nigeria Says She Makes N2.8m in Australia Weekly

Female Lecturer Who Earned N170k Per Month in Nigeria Says She Makes N2.8m in Australia Weekly

  • A Nigerian lady has generated reactions on social media over her earnings as a lecturer in Australia
  • According to the academic, when she was lecturing in Nigeria, her monthly salary was about $110 (N170k)
  • But with the same lecturing job in Australia, she shocked many with her weekly salary running into millions

A Nigerian lecturer in Australia, Dr Adélaïde Tinuke, shocked netizens after revealing she earns $1844 (N2.8 million) per week.

Dr Adélaïde disclosed this while supporting her argument on X that "Nigeria is the definition of monkey dey work, baboon dey chop."

Nigerian lecturer causes stir as she reveals her salary in Australia
The academic said she earned about $110 (N170k) in Nigeria. The image of a lady used here is for illustration purpose and is unrelated to the story. Photo Credit: Ricardo Imagen
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The lecturer said that while in Nigeria, she earned $110 (N170k) per month, but now she makes times 10 of that in a week.

She added that the same lecturing job she had earned a meagre amount in Nigeria was what she still does in Australia.

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She tweeted on X:

"Let me break it down so you understand.
"When I was lecturing in Nigeria. I earned about $110 USD per month.
"But with the same lecturing job in Australia, I earn $1844 USD per week.
"Hope you understand now?"

Lecturers salary in Australia

According to Talent.com, an average lecturer's salary in Australia is $115,443 (over N179 million) per year or $59.20 (N92k) per hour.

Entry-level positions start at $101,061 (over N157 million) per year, while most experienced workers make up to $137,483 (over N213 million) per year.

See her tweet below:

Dr Adélaïde Tinuke's testimony elicited reactions

@iamlordbernie said:

"Bruh, this difference is too much ‍♂️.
"Nigerian lecturers are seeing pure shege honestly."

@Bayo_Akindele said:

"Doc, this your comparison is below your qualification level! Quoting your income while omitting other key elements such as taxes and expenses is misleading.

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"It's sad how quickly people forget the privilege they had while in Nigeria once they traveled abroad."

@phildubem said:

"Not even a fair comparison as it is.
"The fair comparison would be.
"Nigeria = $100 USD per month.
"Australia = $7,376 ~ $9,220 per month."

@CroBender said:

"It's hard to relate to when the minimum wage is N30k/month, so I don't blame anyone."

@OluwaViolence said:

"Dr I want to come to Australia ma.....
"I have been dreaming of the country. Can I get advice."

Legit.ng reported that a lady who worked as a teacher abroad had built a house for her mother.

Teacher who earns over N500k abroad

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a teacher who earned less than N100k a month had shared the whopping amount she makes overseas.

While working as a teacher in Ghana, she earned Ghc1,500 (N87,247.55) but now earns over $1,300 (N540,644) in Vietnam.

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Ankomah told DJ Nyaami of SVTV Africa that she doesn't intend to return because "Ghana is expensive now''. According to Ankomah, her life changed after she immigrated to Vietnam to work as an English teacher.

Proofread by Kola Muhammed, journalist and copyeditor at Legit.ng

Source: Legit.ng

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