Nigerians Mourn as Lagos Banker Commits Suicide over Economic Hardship

Ayodeji Ake

Nigerians yesterday mourned a Lagos banker, identified as Amarachi, who allegedly committed suicide in a bank‘s restroom in the Ikorodu axis of Lagos State.

Information sighted on social media, believed to have been written  by the deceased, revealed that the banker took her life due to the economic hardship in Nigeria, which she claimed unbearable.

In her message, she lost hope for a better future, and apologised to her parents and loved ones for leaving them behind.

She wrote: “Nothing is working in my life, my figures are low, my brain is clogged up, the economy is getting harder, my decisions are wrong, my mind is messed up, the future doesn’t seem bright at all, I see extreme hardship; I can’t bear the pain anymore; I’m sorry Mum, I’m sorry Dad, I’m sorry meme ekwe, Toto, Nazor, Chuchu, Ifunanya; dear Lord, have mercy on me.”

Some Nigerians on X (formerly Twitter) mourned Amarachi, expressing worry over economic hardship in the country.

While @Napupu wrote: “It’s tough times and people are brutally unkind. May God rest her soul,” @tobijubril noted: “This country is not easy on many and it just keeps getting worse.” @bamidele_f27200: tweeted: “Quite unfortunate, not good at all,may her gentle soul Rest In Peace.” While @prudy1332: wrote: “Heartbreaking Nigerians are passing through a lot,” @sisiolojuede tweeted: “Bank marketers go through a fucking lot with the unrealistic targets that are set for them.”

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