Aliyu Na Idris, a 26-year-old man from Kaduna State, has placed himself up for sale in Kano.
The guy, who is said to be a tailor, has apparently been walking about Kano with a banner that reads, “This man is for sale for N20 million.”
The young man has been on the streets for five days asking for someone to buy him, and he informed Daily Trust that he did it out of desperation.
He revealed that he first offered himself for sale in Kaduna, but relocated to Kano when he couldn’t find a buyer.
Even though many people have offered me various prices of N10m, N5m and N300,000 in Kano, I refused because the amount is less than what I expected.
He stated that because his tailoring company collapsed as a result of the financial crisis, causing him to lose clients and become financially handicapped, he chose to put himself up for sale for N20m simply because he has no other means of surviving.
Aliyu commented on what he intends to do with the money.
I will give my parents N10m; I will give N5m as tax to the state where I was bought, the person who helped in advertising me will be rewarded with N2m while the remaining N3m will be kept for me under the care of the person who buys me for my daily upkeep.
He admits that he is aware that if he is purchased, he will lose his freedom, but he also states that he is prepared to face the consequences of his decision. Aliyu further stated that if no one buys him in Kano, he will relocate to another state to sell himself.