It might sound like a joke but most Nigerians have grown to hate their country and they express how they feel on social media. Many have lost faith in the system and most times, reflect how they feel about the country in posts.
For those who manage to get out of the country, the advice is often that others should leave. In fact, it is a common saying that it is better to be a Nigerian from outside the country.
A US-based Nigerian man identified as Emma Madu has shared a though-provoking message in which he categorically adviced Nigerians to leave the country if they get the opportunity. He shared his life experience and revealed how he used to live in Onitsha and was managing a business but struggled at some point to get gas to power their factory generator which made him decide to leave the country.
He packed his bags and left the country and after staying in the United States for 15 years, securing his green passport and bringing his family over, he can say that it was the best decision he ever made.
Read his post below:
After running around looking for gas to power our factory generator in Onitsha, I did not even think twice when I got the chance to go to America. It is still the best decision of my life.
I got a job, went back to school while working. Became a U S citizen, brought my brother to America, and built a house in Nigeria. Then went back to Nigeria to get married. Brought my wife to America and got her a greencard. Now with 3 kids and 15 years in America last month, I can tell you sincerely, if you get the chance to move, move.
I was a nobody in Nigeria then, but today, my membership card of Knight Of Columbus is enough to get me inside the Vatican without a ticket. Just my ID. I cannot count how many times I have seen Nigerians being searched like criminals in many airports while I simply stroll by with the shout of “welcome Sir” from the same airport officials just because of my US passport. And then you almost bust into tears knowing that the only difference between you and those your brothers is the passport. The same people you were chatting with inside the plane until it is time to show our passports. Then you get a welcome sir while your brothers get a path down.
So if you are doing well in Nigeria fine, but if you have the chance to move, move.