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Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by Gossipninja: 1:40pm On Aug 09, 2018
The pathetic story of a Nigerian Engineer who went to Italy for greener pastures has now turned a beggar. Here is the pathetic story of a Nigerian engineer Ogochukwu Efeizomor, in search of asylum in Italy, but who at the moment survives by begging on the streets of an Italian town.


Three or four days a week, Ogochukwu Efeizomor takes a train from Lecco, a lakeside town where he stays in a centre for migrants, to Italy’s financial capital, Milan.
He has long settled on a specific corner, near a coffee bar and a garage, about a 20-minute walk from the station. He stands with a yellow wool cap to ask passers-by for change – always with a smile, always a “buon giorno,”
never insisting too much.


The change, food and sometimes clothes that people bring him to supplement the meals and the 2.50 euros a day he receives from the center. Sometimes he even gets a 10- or 20-euro bill.
Efeizomor is Nigerian, 30 years old and a trained civil engineer. But he claimed he lost his job with an oil company in Abuja, after a series of health problems.


Efeizomor said his health problems started after a neighbour in his village in southern Nigeria poisoned him. In short order, he suffered acute appendicitis, problems with the mammary glands, kidney issues and dental problems.
He still has two wounds on his hands from where he says a cultist who wanted to induct him into a secret society burned his hands, “ which left me an everlasting mark.” He decided to leave Nigeria in 2016, reaching Libya and then boarding a smugglers’ boat toward Italy.

In Italy, he has had three surgeries, two on the stomach and one on the mammary glands.
Now, he is waiting for his asylum application to be processed, seeking international protection based on human rights violations suffered in his native country. He studies Italian some days, and others he panhandles, standing on his chosen corner from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., before returning to Lecco on the train.



“Here I meet a lot of different types of people, staying on the street. There are many so good, nice and friendly, so accommodating. There are people that hate you, they don’t like you, they are not a friend. So when you come in contact with those people, they can make you feel bad. But the majority of the people are nice,”


He said;


Since Italy’s new populist government took office this spring, racist incidents against migrants and other outsiders appear to be on the rise.
One day recently, a cyclist veered toward Efeizomor, spraying him with mucus from his nose as he passed. Sometimes passers-by call him “Marrocchino,” a vaguely insulting moniker used generally for North Africans. Efeizomor prefers to focus on the kind people.

“Italy has always been my dream,” he says. “To live with other nationalities.”


From Zenithnaija.com

More below:

https://zenithnaija.com/touching-story-of-a-nigerian-engineer-efeizomor-who-survives-by-begging-in-the-streets-of-italy/

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by Leetunechi: 4:51pm On Aug 09, 2018
grin

First to comment



Please what is the meaning of IGBO AMAKA

NO INSULT PLEASE

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by FrozenBlaze: 4:51pm On Aug 09, 2018
STC

The poster above me. Stop rushing na
I blame Wale Adenuga

Back to d topic...
Engineer...begging...

Me self dy look for summary
Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by Mutemenot(m): 4:51pm On Aug 09, 2018
grin can someone tell me the meaning of the last name ? I suspected some fowl play

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by NotNairalandi(m): 4:52pm On Aug 09, 2018
You bi G-boy
FrozenBlaze:
G

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by chiventoline(m): 4:52pm On Aug 09, 2018
He is a big time looser no Nigerian beg outside shores of this country let alone an European country.Shame on him.

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by Groovenaija360(m): 4:52pm On Aug 09, 2018
cheesy far better than drug business.

God will show you favour.

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by NotNairalandi(m): 4:52pm On Aug 09, 2018
Atleast this occupation beta pass the other one.

Small boy with big head grin

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by Authoreety: 4:52pm On Aug 09, 2018
D guy lack self respect

Dat one na him wahala anyway

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by Otarkpa: 4:52pm On Aug 09, 2018
What a pity. I wonder why people take useless chances

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by trulygirl: 4:52pm On Aug 09, 2018
Hmmm
Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by BruncleZuma: 4:52pm On Aug 09, 2018
grin grin grin grin

If you use your engineering eye look am, you go know say him dey solve problems in a more lean and faster way.

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by handsomeclouds(m): 4:53pm On Aug 09, 2018
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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by Nobody: 4:53pm On Aug 09, 2018
As we speak some are heading towards agadez niger. Mumu pple

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by mhizmeme(f): 4:53pm On Aug 09, 2018
oga come back home..we know we've lost it over here but you won't suffer like this in your country

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by sarahade(f): 4:53pm On Aug 09, 2018
Ok. Engr. Beggar
Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by itiswellandwell: 4:53pm On Aug 09, 2018
Hmmmm. It's well!

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by babeosisi: 4:53pm On Aug 09, 2018
Better than stealing

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by BlackManta(m): 4:53pm On Aug 09, 2018
At least he's not like his mates from that particular part of the country that is always spoiling Nigeria's image abroad.cheesy

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by Yinxies(f): 4:53pm On Aug 09, 2018
iranu
Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by AngryNigerian22(m): 4:54pm On Aug 09, 2018
crazy man, you leave Nigeria finished, go Italy go be beggar smh

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by ikaboy: 4:54pm On Aug 09, 2018
all this asylum seekers n dre cook up stories

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by flyca: 4:54pm On Aug 09, 2018
See story! Lol. Italian govt seems lenient.

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by Throwback: 4:54pm On Aug 09, 2018
I just don't know why the African race has decided it will perpetually suffer inferiority complex?

So he prefers to be sprayed with foreign mucus because he lost his job in Nigeria?

The education that Africans never received is the one that teaches that the solution to ones problem does not lie abroad.

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by SokoDobo: 4:54pm On Aug 09, 2018
Hmmmm
Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by OkaNaUbe(m): 4:54pm On Aug 09, 2018
Some of those beggars have built mansions in Nigeria. Don't mention me if you don't know.

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by AtikuNetwork: 4:55pm On Aug 09, 2018
This one didn't die on his way to italynlike many other unlucky ones. I hope Italian ra lists won't kill him one day.
Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by davibid: 4:55pm On Aug 09, 2018
Mr. Man just make yourself available to the necessary authorities and get yourself deported asap and stop disgracing Nigeria, we've had enough already from Buhari disgracing whenever he travels we don't we don't need another.

undecided

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by temmyjoe(m): 4:55pm On Aug 09, 2018
Hummm
Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by GoldenJAT(m): 4:56pm On Aug 09, 2018
Does he want to come back That should be the question!
Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by franchasng(m): 4:56pm On Aug 09, 2018
Lazy boy!

He concocted all these lies of how he escaped death in Nigeria just to curry pity from Italian Immigration Officials to approve his asylum application, what a pity cry

Yes Nigeria is bad, Nigerian economy isn't cool, it is harsh but not as horrible as this lazy guy painted it.

If they aren't lying about escaping from Boko Haram that wiped off their whole family while they escaped, they are lying about their village uncle trying to kill them with charms to take their family lands angry

I don't blame them sha, I blame:

Gowon
Buhari
OBJ
IBB
Abacha for destroying Nigeria while ruling this nation as military heads of states which they are still doing today and the gullible youths keep cheering them, make una continue sad

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Re: Ogochukwu Efeizomor, Nigerian Engineer Who Survives By Begging In Italy by Brunosamel(m): 4:56pm On Aug 09, 2018
who are we to blame now 'you' or ' nigerian government'.... Anyway you must make it by fire by force...

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