A Nigerian lady with the handle @Oluwalosheyii who moved abroad four months ago, took to her TikTok to complain about the high electricity tariff in the United Kingdom.
Sharing the video, she revealed her prepaid meter, saying she just got an electricity unit for £10 (N5,688.55), and it was already finishing really fast.
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She said that this would be the fifth time she’ll be buying the same unit in one month, which puts the cost at £50 (N28, 442.75).
To demonstrate how fast the electricity finishes, she turned on the tap for hot water in her kitchen for some seconds and showed people how many units it consumed.
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She added that if she uses the water for a minute, everything could be gone.
The lady further appealed to Nigerians in the UK to please tell her what she might be doing wrong. Some who commented on the clip mentioned that the energy consumption of the heater is quite high.
I just noticed this and i have been here for almost 4 months. #livinginuk #uklife
Below are some of the reactions:
@Dnice Itopa Aliyu: “Come back Naija if you can’t cope.”
@Tonyihe: “Why you dey complain…Go buy firewood or charcool..No be you wan go UK.”
@Clive Asuai: “Bypass am.”
@Michael: “Heating water runs up to 180 watts. This will easily dig deep into the KWH of the energy purchased.”
@Sir Alfred: “Just find electrician to run illegal for the meter.”
@Kunmi: “When you move, try to look for somewhere that’s all bill inclusive, that’s what I’m doing before I actually go broke on top bills.”
@Nonye: “The problem is you trying to still think you spend in naira you earn in pounds and spend in pounds.”