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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Goldenboy007(m): 9:28pm On Jul 10, 2015
yorubadelta:


This may be true for some.. what I see Nigerians do when they first arrive is to limit themselves and limit their circle, listening to advise from fellow Nigerians who have been here so long with nothing to show for it.

If that qualified banker rolls with the right people who know what they are doing, he would secure a great job without much struggle.

A very close friend of mine became a senior drug safety scientist within 3yrs of arriving the UK.. dude has a 2.2 in microbiology from Onabisi Onabanjo Uni.. no masters, no previous work experience. It was a lady he met in the industry that put him through how to package his cv to get the job.

So you see it not that Nigerian qualifications is looked down upon here.


Fantastic reply ! This single point you made is the difference between success and failure in a foreign land !!!! And that's the only advise I give to anybody coming in ! This coupled with God's favor ...I give you 6 months !

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by purpledandelion: 9:31pm On Jul 10, 2015
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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by DoctorChuks: 9:31pm On Jul 10, 2015
dechandel:
grin grin grin grin @bolded!!
Be realistic!! Truth is, its not easy in any part of the world but its much more better living in a saner society where you are guranteed fresh air tongue grin grin

Of course u are right. But how do you reduce the crowds of Nigerians seeking visas if u keep reminding them of that?
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by tai2(m): 9:32pm On Jul 10, 2015
The problem with professionals like doctors and some categories of engineers e.g petroleum and mechanical engineers who get to succeed abroad is that they think their circumstances apply to every other Nigerian, or the bulk of Nigerians who are trying by all means to go abroad.

The most successful Nigerians abroad are professionals in certain fields. However this does not mean that jobs are waiting for every Nigerian who lands a foreign country with a Master's degree in anything.

Some jobs can even be gotten directly from Nigeria in countries like the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United States, the countries of the Middle East and a number of others if you have the right professional experience. However the vast majority of travellers are people who have no such qualifications and hope to play it by luck in foreign countries typically end up in trouble.

Nigerian professionals are largely oblivious of the suffering of other Nigerian immigrants in foreign countries because they live a sheltered life. What has someone who works in a gated Halliburton compound in Iraq or an expat compound in Khobar in Saudi Arabia, got to do with the illegal guy dodging police in Riyadh and sleeping in a room of 12 people?

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by no2fuks(m): 9:36pm On Jul 10, 2015
tai2:
-- Copyright (c) 2015 tai on Nairaland. All rights reserved --

This piece is for potential travellers in the foreign section. All those looking to leave the shores of Nigeria to make it to foreign lands (obodo oyibo) at all and any cost in order to leave behind what they perceive to be the frustration and lack of progress in Nigeria. Only to land in strange destinations and find out all is not as it seems, with no means of return or imprisonment for crime or debt or even suicide and death. Read and be warned.

1. Cost

This is the number one disadvantage with obodo oyibo. That mouth watering salary you were told you would earn abroad i.e. anywhere from $2000 to $10,000 a month and you were converting its equivalent to Naira, lol, better throw away those calculations.

Getting the job or the money is one thing in the first place. Saving enough is another. Everything is expensive. So don’t think you will “manage” on $200 a month and then send the rest to Nigeria and build a palace to rival that of the richest man in your village.

In obodo oyibo, you must pay for everything, electricity, water, tax, food, plumbers, and carpenters. There is no Nigerian “oga abeg them never pay me, I dey wait for money”. Fail to pay your bills and your electricity will be cut off. If you live in a land of cold, the cold may kill you or if you live in a hot country, you may die of heat stroke and people may not find you until the smell of your body disturbs your neighbors or your landlord remembers you haven’t paid rent.

It is not Nigeria, where you squat for free in one brother or friends house and eat free food, with nobody ever wondering when you are going to get a job or get your own house. In obodo oyibo, your blood brother will throw you out if you are not contributing to the bills.

The more savings you come with while you do whatever you intend to do to make money (school, find a job etc.), the better off you are. Otherwise be prepared to suffer when your money runs out, as it will. Two million naira is nothing. Obodo oyibo will swallow that money in one month or three days if you are not careful and spit you out like orange seeds.

no nigerian ever has died of heat stroke abroad LMAO abi has anyone ever heard of such

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by DanjaNinja(m): 9:37pm On Jul 10, 2015
erico2k2:

whatever course you end up doing make sure you end up in 1 the Uk, 2 the US 3 Canada, any other country out of these three you are on your own.

Emm, i think you meant the reverse - 1)Canada 2) US 3)Uk. The Uk is the least immigration friendly country on your list.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Nobody: 9:37pm On Jul 10, 2015
Why discourage us....when am still saving up to travel obodo oyinbo hopefully next year.

If the disadvantages are more than the advantages why are those people telling us to stay back still staying there.

No amount of write up can make me change my mind....I must travel to Europe or America. People making it there don't have two heads.

Tired of swindling fannies of naija babes. Need to sample carribean , white , brazilian, european,asian babes for a change. This is only possible if I relocate permanently.

Can't wait to fulfil my fannyswindling fantasies.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by dotcomnamename: 9:38pm On Jul 10, 2015
(1) Drinks plenty for my fridge.

(2) Foods yapa for my kitchen.

(3) Visitors sef dey reject foods cos na like air here. Na you know where you see people wey dey hide foods. Even the poorest country no dey hide foods.

(4) Ordinary living room drinks dey there let alone kitchen wey you go think sey na bar you dey.

(5)I dey pay my bills just like when i was in 9ja.

(6)At times i dey avoid calls on a daily basis from some family friends & relatives just because i want to be alone with my family, i no want anybody wahala.

(7)When i feel like doing faaji, i do it anywhere i want

(coolI'm still struggling to remember the sign boards in your nigeria where they write ordinary ''SOMETHING IS FREE'' undecided

(9)I no know where this OP get his own information O!

(10) But if the OP wish to travel abroad, i promise to take you to some top ambassadors like Justwise and Vicjustice, they will educate you openly on nairaland what to do.



THE DISADVANTAGES OF NIGERIA

1. a family man with six children living in one bedroom in ajegunle

2. a university graduate with 2.1 without a decent job for 6 years

3. a six year old selling pure water at ojota garage

4. a trader in mile 12 that is constantly been harrassed by council

5. a farmer in the village who can barerly feed survive even though he feeds the nation

6. a friend of mine who had to pay =N=60,000 to recover his stolen car from police

7. a teacher who has not received a salary in 5 months.

8. a banker stuck in the hold-up in third mainland bridge on monday morning.
undecided

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Nobody: 9:38pm On Jul 10, 2015
AlphaMoi:
This is rubbish.if this is what you are going through,then wahala dey..altho not so 100°/ . but it isnt as bad as you put it.. But true true job matter no easy

Are you still in Nigeria or have you relocated already? Every point in the OP's writing is confirm and true.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by doncaster(m): 9:39pm On Jul 10, 2015
erico2k2:

nah teh made in china own you wack, come presidential Suya at Old kent rd grin grin grin
Which one be made in china again. Presidential is better than obalande but all get smoke taste.
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by tai2(m): 9:39pm On Jul 10, 2015
Someone who has completed a medical degree in Nigeria and goes to the United States and passes his USMLE exams cannot have to same outlook on life as someone who came with a two year visa with a BSc in philosophy and whose travel documentation is currently expired but yet is looking for oyibo to marry for papers or menial jobs to survive, with no money to write any professional exam and retrain. Yet the bulk of obodo oyibo travellers fall into the latter category.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by nwadiuko1(m): 9:40pm On Jul 10, 2015
AlphaMoi:
No suya shaa..i miss that
dats a biz idea....start it in your locality abroad na

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by DoctorChuks: 9:40pm On Jul 10, 2015
Conclusion: Too many Nigerians want to go abroad. We have to find a way to dic

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by DanjaNinja(m): 9:44pm On Jul 10, 2015
sunnydayasaba:
No matter ur visa status, Ur still a third class citizen..even if u have residency...People still look at u as not part of them.

Thats not necessarily true. It depends on your location as well as your orientation.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by DanjaNinja(m): 9:44pm On Jul 10, 2015
Gerrard59:
What I see here is someone with an African mentality.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with paying bills, as long as everything works accurately.

You pay NEPA bills, yet no light.
You pay water bills, yet no water ( how possible sef, when no light)
Pay security taxes, yet Boko Haram everywhere.

If I get into government, preferably at the state level, in Nigeria, it must be turned around, into better still the African Singapore.

You're simply exhibiting a suffering and smiling attitude.

Seriously! You took the words right out of my mouth. Nigerians don't like paying bills yet we wonder why nothing works.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by netmillionaires(m): 9:47pm On Jul 10, 2015
tai2:


In Nigeria you can get favours done when you don't have any money. You can ask the taxi guy to reduce his fare based on you don't have too much. In obodo oyibo, taxi guy will point to the metre. I hope you know even with sporadic power supply not everyone pays their light bills in Nigeria, PHCN cuts the power in the afternoon, you go and reconnect them later during the day. Lol.
lol if u try that reconnection stuff for oyinbo land na prison go settle the case o.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by sule4: 9:49pm On Jul 10, 2015
gabby227:
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Mine was 3 days ago.
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by tai2(m): 9:49pm On Jul 10, 2015
Its mostly my friends in the medical sector abroad who blow the best grammar and talk of the comforts of obodo oyibo because in their field as long as your university is in the WHO register and you can pass a country's exams e.g USMLE or GMC, you are considered good to go, with the shortage of medical professionals it even makes their jobs easier.

These people can never see things from the perspective of somebody who came to the United States through the back door. Meanwhile 7 out of 10 travellers might fall into such risky circumstances.

Before you go to obodo oyibo have a plan for experience and qualifications, and go to a country with prospects for immigrants. Don't carry yourself to a dead end zone with no money to survive. You will hate yourself.

In Nigeria, it is hard to die of hunger or lack of accommodation. Bad as e bad you will find one uncompleted building to stay sef, if not a friend or relative to squat with.If you own a house, you can never go hungry to the point of death in Nigeria.

In obodo oyibo the day you run out of money is the day you will understand hunger and eviction are worse abroad. And when you go without enough money for experience, retraining or even getting a legal work permit, how will you make money to survive?

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by ahizih(m): 9:50pm On Jul 10, 2015
tai2:
5. Nothing is Free

Nothing is free in Obodo Oyibo. In several places if you decide to sit down, you must pay. You cannot sit in a restaurant gisting with your friend for two hours buying nothing. Or go to a bar and watch free football without buying booze. If somebody offers you something for free, check closely, there’s a price hidden somewhere.

Your Nigerian countrymen will hide food under their bed if you’re coming to visit. Nobody is in the business of “come and eat”. Some will see you through keyhole and not even open the door.

Bus will be paid for, taxi will not carry you for free. You will account for the water you bathe with, the electricity you use to toast bread, even the one you use to watch TV. Some people even put off all the lights in their house and operate in semi-darkness just to cope with the bills.

Except your friends are Yahoo Yahoo men. Nobody will carry you to bar and buy booze for everybody. You will pay for your own alcohol or at least contribute to the bill. That Nigerian pattern of following one big boy up and down to eat and drink free does not exist here. People who start it abroad never end up well.

If you’re lucky you will find a girlfriend to ease tension. But even girlfriends are expensive sef especially when it’s a Nigerian babe. Many young men are forced to find “Milan” aka ashewo just to deposit something somewhere.

This is why many Obodo Oyibo guys go and import babes from Nigeria in the name of marriage so they can have somebody to be doing all the doables in the cold of Obodo Oyibo.


I might have forgotten to add one or two other things. The summary of the matter however is that obodo oyibo is great when you have money, foreign qualifications, obodo oyibo experience and a job in a proper company.

Without these things, you are very likely to suffer. This is why you see so many obodo oyibo people building houses in Nigeria and saying “East or West, home is best”, because at the end of the day, while 2 million naira will not build a cubicle to live in obodo oyibo, in Nigeria it can get you a house you can live for free without bothering about eviction. In Nigeria all you have to do is have a house you own. Food will come from anywhere and everywhere. In obodo oyibo, so many people pay one form of modern slavery every month for 30 years called mortgage, just to have a house that is their own in old age and survive on pension.
Op u no get levels, u're a confam jew man! Anyway i knw ur type,na ur type de always giv dia brothers excuse instead helping dem travel abroad or establish dem hia @ home. U're not a sharp man bro,so pocket ur opinion

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Nobody: 9:53pm On Jul 10, 2015
nwadiuko1:
dats a biz idea....start it in your locality abroad na
u smart oo but i dnt know hw or who can or will.
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Nobody: 9:54pm On Jul 10, 2015
ydass:


Are you still in Nigeria or have you relocated already? Every point in the OP's writing is confirm and true.
nt in Nigeria at d moment
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by seunny4lif(m): 9:54pm On Jul 10, 2015
kliq:
No place like home smiley
I only miss the food too nothing else.....Wetin be better thing,Person fit miss for Naija?

No light but u go dey pay bill shocked
Transportation na zero
No road but I dey pay taxes undecided
Zero security angry
No better network embarassed Becos,I no dey enter front page grin grin

Nothing.......



I miss my mother sha cool kiss

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by no2fuks(m): 9:55pm On Jul 10, 2015
AlphaMoi:
No suya shaa..i miss that
suya with all dem dirty aboki no thanks gimme barbecue thank you
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by dechandel(f): 9:58pm On Jul 10, 2015
DanjaNinja:


Seriously! You took the words right out of my mouth. Nigerians don't like paying bills yet we wonder why nothing works.
I just taya o
Only in Nigeria we don't see the wrong in our rights!!
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by nwadiuko1(m): 10:01pm On Jul 10, 2015
AlphaMoi:
u smart oo but i dnt know hw or who can or will.
make researches you get the idea

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by erico2k2(m): 10:01pm On Jul 10, 2015
raayah:


I buy 2L of walmart coke for 87cents.
Depends on where you buy your drinks
Besides, I have never set my eyes on 30cl containers. Are you sure you live in the west?
nah South grin grin grin grin grin
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by kliq(m): 10:02pm On Jul 10, 2015
seunny4lif:
I only miss the food too nothing else.....Wetin be better thing,Person fit miss for Naija?

No light but u go dey pay bill shocked
Transportation na zero
No road but I dey pay taxes undecided
Zero security angry
No better network embarassed Becos,I no dey enter front page grin grin

Nothing.......



I miss my mother sha cool kiss


You have a point my brother but I still just love it here
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by erico2k2(m): 10:04pm On Jul 10, 2015
doncaster:
Which one be made in china again. Presidential is better than obalande but all get smoke taste.
nah which taste U want make E get B4? no smoke dem smoke am? grin grin make dem fry am? even BBQ chicken get smoke smell too
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by seunny4lif(m): 10:06pm On Jul 10, 2015
DanjaNinja:


Emm, i think you meant the reverse - 1)Canada 2) US 3)Uk. The Uk is the least immigration friendly country on your list.
I beg I prefer Germany to Uk

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by laoma15(m): 10:11pm On Jul 10, 2015
This is an excellent post. Our people back home need to be educated especially the youths. Alot of people out here are living from hand to mouth.

I came in last year to do my Ph.D program in the states and I knew how much I have spent paying bills.

I have came accross so many people that are stranded and couldn't return back home.

A broad is only good if you come to study and you have your money to spend.

Coming to hussle is never advised.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Mcowubaba: 10:13pm On Jul 10, 2015
Every Country has its own sh!t !!!
If we start to list the disadvantages of living in Nigeria eh cheesy sad
..but the Op is on point.. Esp abt the Job aspect nd accomdation!!
I Remember d time, Uncle.....told me, 'hope u knw people work here too' grin...
Dat man self....
Oyibo countries no too green as many Nigerian people think oo...
By d time u work 13hrs a day as a factory worker, ur waist nd back go remember ğreen white green!!!..,,nd most importantly pls pls pls come in LEGALLY!!!....being an illegal immigrant is the begining of ur failure nd sufferings

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by dotcomnamename: 10:17pm On Jul 10, 2015
Gerrard59:
What I see here is someone with an African mentality.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with paying bills, as long as everything works accurately.

You pay NEPA bills, yet no light.
You pay water bills, yet no water ( how possible sef, when no light)
Pay security taxes, yet Boko Haram everywhere.

If I get into government, preferably at the state level, in Nigeria, it must be turned around, into better still the African Singapore.



You're simply exhibiting a suffering and smiling attitude.

God bless you my brother.

Here, the light wey i dey pay for, i dey see the light 24/7, e no go blink
The water wey i dey pay for, e no gree stop for once
Security? i beg i no dey even bother cod that one na sure banka

Where this OP get his own information i no know O! grin

If i dey see wetin i dey pay for here, then how come e con be disadvantages?? OP is high grin

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