“Can’t sustain my family with it” – Nigerian nurse in the UK, earning N5.3 million monthly cries out over insufficient salary

A Nigerian woman, Wemimo, working as a band five registered nurse in the UK, has opened up on the financial challenges faced by nurses despite their seemingly substantial salaries.

In her video, the nurse revealed that her monthly salary as a band five nurse amounts to £2,767 (equivalent to approximately N5.3 million).

However, after accounting for taxes and various deductions, her take-home pay dwindles to £1,973 (equivalent to approximately N3.8 million).

Expressing concern over the adequacy of her salary to support a family, especially with children, the nurse emphasized the necessity for spouses, particularly husbands, to step up and provide additional financial assistance.

She pointed out the prevalent misconception among some husbands that their wives’ nursing salaries suffice for the family’s needs.

The woman went on to challenges the notion, asserting that in the UK, it is increasingly rare for families to thrive solely on one income.

In her words;

“It’s high time men in the diaspora whose wives are Nurses step up and start helping in the family. I don’t think I have seen any family surviving on one income in the UK.”

Netizens Reactions….
@Figer Walata said; “A lot of people make more money than nurses. Business analysts.”

@Jennifer Chino said; “Nursing career is just name. Most HCA receive more than the nurses.”

@Mrs K said; “I am a team leader in a care home and I bring home £2500 after tax and other deductions….all nurses should be considering care homes not NHS.”

@nelsongarande said; “I am in Africa, December alone my hustle made me in excess of US$7 000 and I finished my house, yet we still want to find a way to come to the UK, crazy.”

See below;

@justdoingmii

It’s high time men in diaspora whose wives are Nurses step up and start helping in the family. I don’t think I have seen any family surviving on one income in the UK. #nursesoftiktok #nursesalary #nhsagendaforchange #africanmenindiaspora #nigwriannursesintheuk #nurseswages #getsidehustle #nursingjobisnoteasy #carehomenursesinuk #wardnurselife #nigeriansintheuk🇬🇧🇬🇧

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