Yes people, $1 is almost N500.
I'm just going to leave this here and act like everything's ok and the quality of my life isn't being affected by this f*ckery.
I went for a church meeting earlier this week and the pastor's wife shared with us an incident that occured the previous day. She sent someone to go change $50 for her and a few minutes later the person returned with N22,000. She said she refused to collect the money and asked them to go and return it.
In her words; "while collecting that amount of money might have felt good, I had to refuse it. I refuse to accept this situation. I refuse to accept that kind of money. In the late 70s I was going to the U.S. and I still have my old passports. It was a dollar to a Naira. I can show you if you want to see. It was N9.99kobo to $1. And I may look stupid to you but I am not going to settle until the naira returns to what it used to be. Until the naira returns to its value of yesteryears".
Hmm, once I might have been that optimistic but having to live this present reality, for the first time since it all began, I'm beginning to feel a sense of despair and fear.
How are things over at your end?