My name is Sule Isiaka and this is my story.
Thanks to God that made me share my experience in peace.
AAUA students can relate how 100 level students do spend , they buy necessary and unnecessary things, they spend anyhow, because our parents want a comfortable life for us, so I thought that’s how it will always be, my parents and siblings will send me money and all.
It happens when I was in 200 level second semester when I was staying alone, during my 100 level days I was staying with someone, so the first four to five weeks of resumption have spent all I have thinking my parents will send money as it used to be in my 100 level days.
It got to a certain period, I hardly receive calls from home and they hardly pick my calls and quite unfortunate the semester was a long semester then, the current 400 level students will understand.
To eat was a big problem that I have to go refill my cylinder on credit from Chike because I had just 500 naira left with me so I went to the market with the money and get some soup ingredients that sustained me for just a week.
Thereafter, I started visiting friends in their villa to be beg for food, calling all the people on my contact list for assistance; it was a tough time. Then I was very lean. The experience was a lesson for me.
Thank God, I was able to pass through the time, though it was frustrating but I thanks God for life.
This story has been published on AAUA INSIDER with minimal editing to preserve the original voice of the narrator.
Olaifa Bukola is a student of adekunle ajasin university, department of mass communication 300level