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Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by Islie: 11:59am On Jul 25
MOST of them had departed their homes in Nigeria in the hope of securing lucrative jobs in the oil rich United Arab Emirates, having lost hope in their own country and its system.

For many of them, however, the decision has turned out an awful error as many employers in the oil rich country are said to have barred Nigerians from applying for jobs, even when such jobs are meant strictly for Africans.

With the Eldorado they chased from Nigeria to Dubai, the UAE capital not anywhere in sight, many of them are desperate to return home, but they are not only stranded but also frustrated.

Their plight became public knowledge after a social media post indicating that Nigerians in UAE were precluded from applying for available jobs in the Asian country went viral.

Given that the post came on the heels of the arrest of Hushpuppi, the alleged notorious cybercrime kingpin, many were fast to attribute the predicament of other Nigerians in UAE to his atrocities.

But Nigerians who spoke with our correspondent from the UAE were unanimous in declaring that their plight had nothing to do with Hushpuppi. The ban on Nigerians, according to them, had been in effect long before the fraudster’s issue.

What then are the sins for which UAE employers prefer the nationals of smaller African countries to those of the so-called giant of Africa?

Femi Johnson, a Nigerian resident in Dubai, said: “I saw the information barring Nigerians from applying for the advertised vacancies.

When I asked why, I was told that it was not an official decision of the UAE government but that of employers of labour.

“The ban on Nigerians from applying for advertised jobs also has nothing to do with Hushppuppi. After all, he was not the only person arrested around that period.

People of other nationalities were also arrested but it was that of Hushppupi that grabbed the media space.

“Many Nigerians like the easy way out. For instance, sale of alcohol is regulated here but some Nigerians will want to be smart about it.

“Last Friday, some Nigerians held a party and in Sharjah area and ran into trouble with the authorities. An Indian neighbour told them that the music was too loud but they did not budge.

“An argument ensued and they threw the guy down from a 14-storey building. The police moved in and arrested many Nigerians and other Africans there.”

Such development, according to Johnson, robs off negatively on the image of innocent Nigerians.

He added: “At my place of work, my colleagues got angry about the incident and bombarded me with questions. I had to repeatedly explain things to defend my country and our people.

“I am working here in Dubai, and I happen to be the first African to work in the organisation. When my boss saw my level of diligence and hard work, he asked me to bring my brother to also come and work in the company. He is here working in the company with me.”

A Nigerian resident in Sharjah area of the UAE, Emem Akpan, said some employers bar Nigerians from applying for certain jobs because of their past experiences.

Sloan said: “It has nothing to do with Hushpuppi’s arrest. Some Nigerians always want to take advantage of situations. After some employers would have invested so much on some of them, the employees will just run away at a point.

“Some of the employers here prefer to employ Ethiopians instead of Nigerians. I went for an interview some time ago and a fellow Nigerian told me that once they helped her with a visa, she would work for two months and run away if another job came her way.

“I told her if she was not going to stay, there was no need making them to process her visa which costs almost a million naira.

Some companies deem such Nigerians to have absconded, and once they do that, it will be difficult for such Nigerians to get jobs.”

Another reason UAE employers of labour turn down Nigerians, according to Emem, is language barrier.

She said: “When I came here, I could not apply for a front desk job because I could not speak Arabic and could not transact with the people that were coming to do business.

“Some of the clients don’t speak English well so they always want somebody who understands and speaks Arabic. But Nigerians are still employed in customer care sections. Presently, I work with a travel agency.

“The Hushpuppi issue still pops up during newscast. But it is not only Nigerians that are committing crimes here. We read about Dubai police arresting some drug lords but they won’t publicise them because they are not Nigerians.”

Dada Ezekiel, who resides in Dubai, said he felt bad when he saw the post barring Nigerians from applying for jobs.

“It doesn’t actually make one feel well,” he said.

“When I saw the job vacancies Nigerians were barred from applying for, I initially thought it had to do with the Hushpuppi stuff.

“Later that day, I saw a report that it was not the UAE government’s position but that of the employer who placed the advert.

“There are two Nigerians in the company I work with. Before now, they didn’t want blacks. When they tried the first person and saw what he was able to do and has been doing, they asked him to bring another person from Nigeria, and that was how I got the job.

“When I was in Nigeria, I didn’t know the depth of this kind of issue on one’s psyche until I got to this place. It is here I got to know how it feels when you go for an interview and you feel isolated and people treat you like you are not a human being just because of the information they might have received about Nigerians’ involvement in scam.”

Many Nigerians, he said don’t care about how their actions affect other people.

“What Nigerians are generally noted for here is internet fraud. When I got here, I saw that there were a lot of services we could offer but a few of our people dent our image.

“Recently, a Nigerian colleague was trying to scam an Indian by pretending to be processing a Canadian visa for him.

“The Indian was almost paying the money when he noticed that he was being scammed. If he (Nigerians) had been caught, how would the hosts perceive somebody like me?

“Many of them believe that every black man is a Nigerian. They see Nigeria as a continent and not just a country. Whenever any black man commits an offence, they say he is a Nigerian.

“When I came here, there was a guy that came in with a three-month visa. When the visa expired, he absconded instead of making efforts to renew it.

“Those are the kinds of people who commit most of the crimes. They always run away from the police and do nothing than drinking.

“Sharjah is where you find many Nigerians. It is like a community for Nigerians and what most of them do is to drink with the females, doing all sorts of stuff.”

Corroborating Ezekiel’s remarks, a Dubai resident, who gave his name simply as Segun, said: “Why they prefer some other African nationals to Nigerians is the attitude of our boys.

Most of them want to make quick money. are doing here. They do leave those guys for some time because they know that they will confiscate all they have at the end of the day. There is no way they can take any of those things out of Dubai.”

He added: “Some of them don’t have any qualification and want to come here to make quick money. Here, they pay according to your qualification and level.

“People from other African countries come with good qualifications and experience. At times, there would be job vacancies for only Africans, but as soon as they see Nigerians, they keep them aside and interview nationals of other African countries, telling the Nigerians to go away.

“There are so many challenges for our brothers here. Most of them are not doing well at all.

“Some of them who got jobs in some companies would suddenly say they don’t want to work again because they think the pay is not enough for them.

“Most of them live extravagantly. They cannot safe when they lead extravagant lifestyle because Dubai is an expensive place to live in.

“No matter how much you are paid, if you want to live the way you want here, you may not be able to save a dime.

“Even some Europeans run into debts because of extravagant lifestyle, even though they earn fat salaries. Some of them get as much as N17 million monthly but they still run into debt.”

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by Simplyleo: 12:03pm On Jul 25
Sadly, people majorly involved in these crimes are the same people making the loudest noise about Nigeria's battered image abroad.

In this case, they will say "Nigeria". Meanwhile, few hausas or yorubas involved in crime, same clowns will scream "afonja" or "abokki", not Nigeria o.

They have been living in self delusional lies, always lying to themselves.

Continue deceiving yourselves.

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by Racoon(m): 12:14pm On Jul 25
N I G E R I A! What a nation.

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by 1Alex: 1:27pm On Jul 25
Nigerians are not barred from jobs in Dubai

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by IspitonCowards: 1:27pm On Jul 25
Simplyleo:
Sadly, people majorly involved in these crimes are the same people making the loudest noise about Nigeria's battered image abroad.

In this case, they will say "Nigeria". Meanwhile, few hausas or yorubas involved in crime, same clowns will scream "afonja" or "abokki".

They have been living in self delusional lies, always lying to themselves.

Continue deceiving yourselves.
Call the name of the people so I can put you in your place

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by Simplyleo: 1:36pm On Jul 25
IspitonCowards:
Call the name of the people so I can engage you
I mean those illiterates following lamidi cownu up and down.

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by IspitonCowards: 1:37pm On Jul 25
Simplyleo:

I mean those illiterates following lamidi cownu up and down.
I am an Igbo and not an IPob member, let them come and engage you

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by Lawdis(m): 1:45pm On Jul 25
Nigeria is really a continent not a country

.....some people running out of the continent "Nigeria"....with many reasons

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by OlabodeTECH: 2:09pm On Jul 25
Naija don cast tey tey.

It is well

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by Wigetsolar: 2:58pm On Jul 25
Nigeria should be a country that others troop into to hustle, BUT...
Well let's do good for our country and pray for her.

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by Gurusmark1: 3:11pm On Jul 25

"But Nigerians who spoke with our correspondent from the UAE were unanimous in declaring that their plight had nothing to do with Hushpuppi. The ban on Nigerians, according to them, had been in effect long before the fraudster’s issue"

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by tillaman(m): 5:20pm On Jul 25
Nigerians in UAE are not trying at all, imagine leaving your own country to hustle in another country only to get here to form Vikings, , prostitution, alcohol and all type of crazy stuffs, there was a time I heard they use girls as bait to rob men of their valuables, they would snap their victim(s) while they are unclad and then beat them before obtaining them and I even heard some would collect their victims atm card and empty their account(s)
In Sharjah imagine a Nigerian setting another Nigerian on fire based on this cultism matter
Another chopped off another cultist’s hand because he was accused of stealing,
So many stories wey person no fit dey talk I feel so bad when I see these things, I went for an interview which I believe I aced and they promised to call back cause we discussed salary and all that but they didn’t call back instead na me dey call the HR

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by Slawormir: 5:20pm On Jul 25
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
Barred or no barred
What i know is that no one one can change the fact that we are the real niggarrrs of Africa whether them like am or not

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by McAustin92(m): 5:21pm On Jul 25
My naija peeps always want to outsmart a well established system

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by funmike83(f): 5:21pm On Jul 25
Hmmm
Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by excomarow(m): 5:22pm On Jul 25
Nigerians n their crooked ways are like gari n kulikuli... Always want to outshine his master.

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by hisexcellency34: 5:22pm On Jul 25
I blame Buhari and Hushpuppi

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by dayleke: 5:22pm On Jul 25
Naija I hail o....
Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:22pm On Jul 25
Many Nigerians like the easy way out. For instance, sale of alcohol is regulated here but some Nigerians will want to be smart about it.

Last Friday, some Nigerians held a party and in Sharjah area and ran into trouble with the authorities. An Indian neighbour told them that the music was too loud but they did not budge.

When in Rome,
Do as the Romans do.
Be sensible.
Stop giving us a bad image in diaspora.
Nuff said!

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by richie240: 5:23pm On Jul 25
They leave Nigeria for 1st world countries citing 'bad govt' but their bad character never left them.

Ask them why they keep spoiling those places (America, Europe, Dubai etc), they'll still point accusing fingers to buhari!

grin

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by aikyg(m): 5:23pm On Jul 25
Islie:

Femi Johnson, a Nigerian resident in Dubai, said: "I saw the information barring Nigerians from applying for the advertised vacancies. When I asked why, I was told that it was not an official decision of the UAE government but that of employers of labour. The ban on Nigerians from applying for advertised jobs also has nothing to do with Hushppuppi. "Many Nigerians like the easy way out."
He added: "I am working here in Dubai, and I happen to be the first African to work in the organisation. When my boss saw my level of diligence and hard work, he asked me to bring my brother to also come and work in the company. He is here working in the company with me."

Just listen to this man ooo. So you and your brother are the only diligent Nigerians in the UAE, abi? Even a blind man can see that the actions of these fraudsters that you are defending is seriously affecting the lives of hardworking Nigerian citizens in Dubai. How can you say that companies do not want to hire Nigerians, because some Nigerians drink alcohol in their own homes? That's laughable.
Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:23pm On Jul 25
“I am working here in Dubai, and I happen to be the first African to work in the organisation. When my boss saw my level of diligence and hard work, he asked me to bring my brother to also come and work in the company. He is here working in the company with me.
GOD bless people like you that are giving us a good name out there.
Unlike some foolish fraudsters and bastards that have nothing in their empty big head than fraud, they keep painting our country in bad light and turn around to call it a zoo.
All of such people no go ever die better.
No be curse,
na FACT.

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by EngineerBode: 5:23pm On Jul 25
Remote jobs from UK, Europe, US are replacing going to Dubai

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by DisLifeSha: 5:24pm On Jul 25
But they are not barred from olosho hustle over there

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Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by sunniislam(f): 5:24pm On Jul 25
We are indomitable
Re: Real Reasons Nigerians Are Barred From Jobs In Dubai by lekinx9: 5:24pm On Jul 25

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