A close friend shared one of those seemingly innocuous stories in a WhatsApp group I’m in. The story went something like this:
HEADMASTER: how much is passport photograph for children?
PHOTOGRAPHER: the price for the passport is N100 per child
HEADMASTER: class teacher go & inform the pupils that they should bring N150 each tomorrow for the passports.
CLASS-TEACHER: Good day pupils, you are all to come with N200 tomorrow for passports.
PUPIL: Mummy we were asked to bring N300 for passport at school
MUMMY: Father, your son was asked to come to school with N500 passport fee tomorrow.