A 65-year-old pensioner has reportedly been left to languish in Nigeria after years of training and providing for his children abroad.
The man sent them to study in different countries but now that they are grown, they made arrangements for only their mother, who’s 60 years old, to join them abroad.
According to a Facebook user who shared the story, the father worked all his life to give his kids the best education and ensure that they were comfortable in their host countries.
However, now that they live in America and Europe, they neglect him by not calling or showing interest in his welfare even as he battles high blood pressure and other ailments.
The post reads; “He’s 65 years old. Retired pensioner, worked all his life to raise his kids. Deprived himself of life’s pleasures to pay expensive school fees and living expenses for his kids abroad.
They are now well-off in Europe and America. His wife, 60, has relocated to live with her kids. He’s alone back in Nigeria. His kids barely call him. He now has to start life all over as a bachelor. He struggles with high blood pressure and other ailments.
How long more would he survive alone? This is the reality for most working class monogamous men. Their old age is usually lonely and in many cases, sad. Try as you may, women love their kids more than their husbands, no matter how good the man is. The older he gets, the less use they have for him.
Tell me then, what do men benefit from marriage? They sacrifice so much but get little recognition for the hard work. The woman reaps all the benefits as the kids are often closer and more affectionate towards her when she becomes old.”