I Bought This Bicycle 40 Years Ago for 33p and I Will Ride It Till Death Comes: Man Says

I Bought This Bicycle 40 Years Ago for 33p and I Will Ride It Till Death Comes: Man Says

- A man identified as Ibrahim Dan Maliki has said he does not have any plan of tossing away his 40-year-old bicycle

- The 68-year-old man revealed that when he bought it for about 33 pesewas, everything was much cheaper as a tyre could be changed at the cost of 1 pesewa

- According to the father of eight, he will be riding the bicycle till he dies, suggesting that it is his only means of transport

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To mark World Bicycle Day on Thursday, June 3, BBC News Pidgin spoke to a man, Ibrahim Dan Maliki, who bought his 40 years ago.

In his interview with the media, the man expressed his strong attachment to the bicycle and said he would ride it till death does them apart.

I bought this bicycle 40 years ago and I will ride it till death comes - Nigerian man from Kano says
The man said that he will keep riding his bicycle. Photo source: @bbcnewspidgin
Source: UGC

Things were so cheap

The man noted that he bought the bicycle for around 33 pesewas, revealing that the joy it brought him on the day of purchase was endless.

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Ibrahim stated that to change a tyre went for less than 1 pesewa but the reality is different in the present time as he would have to spend GHc 280 to do the same.

We all own the road

On his struggle with motorists, the father of eight children said that patience has been his tool. He added that what car owners do not know is that the road is for everybody.

In a photo shared by the media on their Instagram page, the man could be seen with a sack strapped to the bicycle.

See the post below:

Below are some of the reactions to his story:

sunnydyoung said:

"Bicycle no dey die happy for u enjoy urself old man."

julyanah__ said:

"I didn’t need to read the full thing to know that he is from Kano."

adaure_adabekee said:

"I rebuke poverty from me, my family and lineage in Jesus Christ name. Amen."

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franky_burna said:

"Nonsense celebration."

The good old days

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that a Nigerian man, Ayo Ojeniyi, took people on a trip down memory lane after sharing a photo of a Beetle car that was sold for N3,908.40 in 1982.

Ojeniyi also shared the receipt of the car purchase and asked people what they could buy with such an amount of money today.

Reacting to the photo, a Facebook user identified as Aliyu Hamagam said the minimum wage in 1982 was N120, suggesting that a Beetle car was expensive back in the day.

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