The lady identified as Mary, wrote on the responsibilities on the shoulder of most Nigerian men and how they still manage to keep food on the table for their family members and even take up responsibilities of extended family members.
Read her post:
Sometimes I wonder where you draw your strength from. You stay for months without buying clothes for yourself all because you want to put food on the table… You stay hungry just so your family can eat and survive.
You get dressed nd leave the house without direction,but u come back home with money after toiling day and night Some of you have been embarrassed,disgraced nd abused because you can’t afford to get a decent job and wen u bring home peanuts,they throw it right back in ur face..
I know how you have deprived yourself of basic education just so your children can eat.. Most times you are insulted, abused by people you are older than, but you take the insults all because of your wife and kids..
Your parents look up to u for survival nd they don’t even care if you have a job or not,u just have to provide for the family You pay huge bride prices just to marry the woman u love and u end up taking care of her family, take care of her siblings and even train some of them.
How you do all these amazes me and I pray the good Lord to bless your hustle.. Stay alive for your mother, your wife and your kids!! , your loved ones in general.
If you have a man that tries, a brother that tries,take one day and appreciate him, he might be starving just for you to survive!! Dear men, thou art blessed!! With Love