Almost every Nigerian student schooling in a Nigerian University experience a shortage of cash flow at one point or the other during their stay in uni. Oh. Too fancy? Every Nigerian student was a victim of Sapa at one point or the other! 😂 We asked a couple of Nigerian students about their worst Sapa experience. Continue reading to find out.
1. Idris, FUOYE
My worst sapa experience was during my N.C.E. days. I was so broke that I had to use the combination of curry leaf, bitter leaf and water leaf to prepare ‘stew’with the garri I collected from a friend to make eba.
2. Funmilola, UI
Idia water is from the borehole taps we have in Queen Idia hall. One time, I drank garri as morning, afternoon and evening food using this water because I couldn’t afford pure water. Me that I don’t like drinking Idia water o.
Another day like that, I trekked from Idia (inside campus) to Agbowo (outside campus) just to go and cook beans at a friend’s house using hot plate just because I didn’t have any money on me.
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3. Ayoola, FUOYE
For me, when Sapa strikes, it first attacks transportation. And my hostel is farrrrr to campus. I’ve had the occasional experience of trekking for a whole week, even during exams. Or drinking soaked garri morning, afternoon and night. But the worst experience for me has to be the day I was having menstrual pain and I was so broke too. I went a whole day without eating and I was in severe pains. It wasn’t until later in the evening that God sent me a helper. Omooo!
4. Peace, UNILAG
My own worst sapa experience was when I used money to buy shoe. After buying it, I was broke and I couldn’t call home because they just sent money to me.
Na Garri dey bail me out steady. When I drank garri tire, I called my sister for help.
5. Opeyemi, UI
Omo… Countless experiences o. But my worst experience has to be in 200 level. I was so broke ehn. No money, nobody to call, nothing nothing. I just dey drink garri. The funniest part was that it was na exam period. I just thank God say my results dey okay. I just dey drink garri. At a point, e no even get taste again, I just dey drink am. But we thank God say 300 level dey better.
6. Oyinkansola, UI
A day like that in 200level, my foodstuff had finished and I didn’t want to tell my friends because I still saw a movie the day before (if I perish I perish thinz). I only had kerosene. I didn’t eat since morning and there were no classes that day. Around 4 sha, after sleeping for almost the whole day, I left my room to go to my friend’s room when hunger had almost killed me. Fortunately for me, she was eating so I just joking and playfully joined her and that was what I ate that day till evening when I was able to get money to buy something else.
7. Ayomide, UI
It was when I was in 100 level, the only thing I had was elubo (yam flour). I called my parents and they said there was no money. I was so frustrated. I was so broke and I couldn’t borrow money because where will I get money to refund them? Since it was only yam flour I had, (not even garri!) I started thinking of what I could use it to eat. Luckily for me, I later saw one of my friends with okro that afternoon. I sha explained to her and asked her to give me okra and some other things I would need to make the soup sha. That’s how I was able to eat o. It may not seem like it to others, but it was the worst experience for me.
Do you have any Sapa experiences you would like to share as well? Let’s hear you in the comments section!
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