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Shouldn't Nigerians Abroad Feel Guilty?

Open floor. Nigerians abroad should feel guilty.

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i do not agree with you am currently studying in abroad, and that doesn't make me less Nigerian than you, i still care for my country and would still come back to a help a better country, so i really don't know what your talking about. This is like calling all Nigerians terrorist because of what Umur or whatever his name did.

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WHy r u all pissed if u aint all guilty@!?

Nigerians abroad have a lot more to offer Nigeria than they already do. Why dont u stop sending money home so we can completely write you all off as non-existent? I would expect that the job of a nigerian who is greater exposed (maybe in power generation or anything else) would be to come home and help ease the pains a lot more nigerians are going through!

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I am a Nigerian abroad and I have no feelings of guilt. Next time, you may want to title your post " Shouldn't some Nigerians Feel Guilty?". I had to choose between taking bribeswaiting for an opportunity to get a government political post so I can steal money versus, leaving the country and earning a honest living. Why should I feel guilty that I chose honest, hard work?

I really do not get your rationale for this thread. Are you a Nigerian? If yes, you are one of the privileged who "travel out" for school etc. Do you or any member of your family hold a position in the government? Do you benefit in any way (financially) from the current government? If yes, you should be the one that feels guilty.

Being a citizen of another nation does not preclude fighting against injustice in Nigeria. What do you propose that we do? Sit and say nothing when we have family back in Nigeria and we know that things could be a lot better with proper management of ressources?

As per facebook, you really don't have to visit and look at all those pics.

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Most Nigerians living abroad are there because the Nigerian system failed them.If the leaders that keep stealing from our treasury and banking their loot abroad are being praised and awarded titles please what is my own with guilt?

If you must know most Nigerians living abroad are bitter,how i wish i could do something about our present crop of looters.

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Don't mind them jare, we should be blamed for NEPA too. Most of us have to work so hard because we HAVE to support folks back home.

Jealousy, reminds me of the old Edna Ogholi song ( I wonder where she dey now sef)

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This is another funny thread.

Nigerians in Nigeria are suffering and what do you think the Nigerians Abroad are supposed to do?

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Maybe most Nigerians in diaspora who have been made economic dissidents by some Nigerians in Naija are now to be blamed. In 2009 Nigerians in diaspora sent home $10 billion representing over 50% of Nigerian budget in 2009. If these folks didnt care as you have claimed, they would not have thrown this lump sum into a toilet called Naija.

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Another self-righteous, self-praising poster, who thinks people abroad should feel guilty for leaving the country. Well, take a bow, You have been noticed.

Now go back to naija and give all your income (whatever that maybe) to the less privileged who cant afford the things you can,

Also, next time you think about buying that expensive ticket to europe or africa, think about your brothers at home who cant afford it. I am sure there is enough money to be made in naija without having to go out and subject yourself to the horrible experience of having to eat an expensive foreign dish, Stick to the carbs, yam, bread, eba and rice.

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Are they feeling guilty why the insults?

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Shouldn't the people that brought this nation to this point feel guilty?

Nigerians abroad are simply victims, economic and/or social refugees in a lot of cases, trying to live what is considered "normal lives" in civilized societies.

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OP,

Delusions of grandeur, I am not sure you've been outside Nigeria for more than a couple of weeks straight or you wouldn't have the same position you seem to maintain on this thread with your rant.

What "oyinbo dish" was placed in front of you if I may ask? Like paddy said, only the FAKE among us boast about oyinbo this and oyinbo that. I live in an area where even the regular grocery stores sell plantain, okra, etc and the African stores all over the place to get the rest, even with our food being available, most of us still miss Nigeria to say the least.

Maybe you should transfer this anger towards your "leaders" who no nothing about elementary leadership, I should be mad too because some of them are coming stateside now with their stolen loot and buying properties they don't even have the visa to visit often enough.

As for the "foreign accent", all I can say is that the main objective of communication is to be understood, are you saying we should be speaking pidgin in meetings when even the Jamaicans won't understand it?

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When other countries currently allow their citizens to vote from abroad and many more are moving towards that norm,you are making this mad post.If you saw opportunity to escape Nigeria.wont you take advantage of it? Hypocrite.Onye ara!

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true talk lol. . look at the original poster ranting about elaborate oyibo dish. . when i am here missing my egusi and ogbono soups

no nigerian abroad boasts about eating oyibo food,because the ones we have home is better

so i dont get your point

as for the rest of your post. . u are also not making sense

life here aint a bed of roses. . .who ever tells u different is deceiving u

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@poster and choco

IGNORANCE. That is what is worrying you. Do you think life is rossy abroad? If there is a group of nigerians that have the love of the country at heart most, they are those living abroad. I should have loved to be in Nigeria now enjoying the good weather and the friendly family enviroment , but the only way I can provide adequatelfor my familiy members both close and extended, here and in Nigeria is to work 18 hours out of 24 everyday of the week. I bet you have never left the shores of Nigeria. That is why you are ranting without reasons.

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So so so true. But I must point out that many of them are no longer Nigerians. SO it would be wrong for us to consider their views on Nigeria except as outsiders. Not saying that all who live outside are not Nigerians but some no longer identify with Nigeria, they call themselves Americans and Brits, not Nigerian.

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