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11. Posted by nneka (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

you should know by now that its not everything you hear thats true.There are millions of foreigners living in Nigeria and they love it and they never want to leave. More and more foreigners keep coming in everyday also. In some clubs or or places u see only foreigners. We have China town, e.t.c. and they are all alive and breathing and very happy.Tell me, how do you explain THAT??? Go ask about our former Nigerian football coach 'Westerhof' who came from Germany. When he was sacked and had to go back to Germany he cried, and was depressed and painted his house there green, white, green - the colours of the Nigerian flag. Don't go around spreading rumours ur unsure of. nigeria has flaws and is not perfect like any other place in the world.

12. Posted by nneka (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

you should know by now that its not everything you hear thats true.There are millions of foreigners living in Nigeria and they love it and they never want to leave. More and more foreigners keep coming in everyday also. In some clubs or or places u see only foreigners. We have China town, e.t.c. and they are all alive and breathing and very happy.Tell me, how do you explain THAT??? Go ask about our former Nigerian football coach 'Westerhof' who came from Germany. When he was sacked and had to go back to Germany he cried, and was depressed and painted his house there green, white, green - the colours of the Nigerian flag. Don't go around spreading rumours ur unsure of. nigeria has flaws and is not perfect like any other place in the world.

13. Posted by Nivedita (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

Am sorry nneka is hurt.
My friends have been living in Lagis for more than 10 years..not
because that they love Nigeria but because it is a lucrative career to be there with oil cos, banks and software cos.Their children dont study there, they take a min of two trips to their motherland and even on work they spend most of their time in rest of Africa and Europe.
They tell me that it is risky to go to the markets, there are long queues for filling gas, and any one could get mugged on the road. It is a violent nation but the music there is wonderful. Some cities like Jos have Christians vs Muslims violence and the Police there is almost non existent.Just search for Nigerian violence on the search engine and be prepared to get a long list.
Neverthless the Nigerians are believed to be warm. The shock was when the school going daughter of my friend was approached by a stranger at the Lagos Airport who said that he wanted to marry her rightaway.It was a cultural shock for the family.

14. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Like most countries in this world, there is a 1% part of the population who's criminal, corrupt or whatever bad thing. But I certainly believe 99% of the Nigerians are friendly warm people who do not want to hurt or harm any other person or tourist.
But unlike some countries where that 1% is organised crime or crime not against tourists, in Nigeria possibly a great deal of that 1% sees white people as a walking wallet, which is not so strange of course. And another part of that 1% are the corrupt people. Tourists or other foreigners have to deal with both. Maybe that's the reason it is said to be unsafe, unsafer than other countries maybe?
So Nneka, don't be hurt by what is said here or somewhere else, it's just that we compare Lagos or Nigeria to other countries, not saying that there is nothing good in that country.

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