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Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by tensazangetsu20(m): 6:33pm On Nov 03, 2020
Nairalanders Who Of Recent Have Kids In Nigeria. Do You Fear For Their Future?

Nigeria is in a terrible state the worst state it has ever been. Youth unemployment of over 80 percent. Low wages. The world's poverty capital. Crippling hunger and insane food inflation. With all this problems here and there, a few of my friends have vowed never to have kids till they escape from the country but I still see young small children here and there who were born 1 to 3 years ago.

Nairalanders who recently had kids how do you feel about your kids? Do you worry about their future or are you optimistic that Nigeria might become a better place in the future for your children. How do you also take care of them with the rising cost of everything from transport to food, rent and all basic necessities?

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Raalsalghul: 6:48pm On Nov 03, 2020
tensazangetsu20:
Nigeria is in a terrible state the worst state it has ever been. Youth unemployment of over 80 percent. Low wages. The world's poverty capital. Crippling hunger and insane food inflation. With all this problems here and there, a few of my friends have vowed never to have kids till they escape from the country but I still see young small children here and there who were born 1 to 3 years ago.

Nairalanders who recently had kids how do you feel about your kids? Do you worry about their future or are you optimistic that Nigeria might become a better place in the future for your children. How do you also take care of them with the rising cost of everything from transport to food, rent and all basic necessities?

The fact that I'm still single is of relief to me: at least when shit hits the fan, no partner or kids to worry about.. grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Smile4mee01: 6:48pm On Nov 03, 2020
Hmnnn.

This a deep conversation.

Regardless of where you have your kids. I believe alot of work needs to be put into ensuring the kids turn out well and dont stray in life.

I agree and admit that kid of Nigerian decent abroad generally turn out well just because the society rewards hard work. So if a child puts in his shift, he almost certainly will be fine.

On the other hand, you and I know that not all nigerians youth who desire to travel end up travelling as travelling itself is expensive. Have a few kids, give them good education, ensourgae them in any sport or endeavor they love. Just do your best and leave the rest to God.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Raalsalghul: 6:52pm On Nov 03, 2020
tensazangetsu20:
Nigeria is in a terrible state the worst state it has ever been. Youth unemployment of over 80 percent. Low wages. The world's poverty capital. Crippling hunger and insane food inflation. With all this problems here and there, a few of my friends have vowed never to have kids till they escape from the country but I still see young small children here and there who were born 1 to 3 years ago.

Nairalanders who recently had kids how do you feel about your kids? Do you worry about their future or are you optimistic that Nigeria might become a better place in the future for your children. How do you also take care of them with the rising cost of everything from transport to food, rent and all basic necessities?

Don't expect your post to gain traction.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by tensazangetsu20(m): 6:53pm On Nov 03, 2020
Smile4mee01:
Hmnnn.

This a deep conversation.

Regardless of where you have your kids. I believe alot of work needs to be put into ensuring the kids turn out well and dont stray in life.

I agree and admit that kid of Nigerian decent abroad generally turn out well just because the society rewards hard work. So if a child puts in his shirt, he almost certainly will be fine.

On the other hand, you and I know that not all nigerians youth who desire to travel end up travelling as travelling itself is expensive. Have a few kids, give them good education, ensourgae them in any sport or endeavor they love. Just do your best and leave the rest to God.

So dont feel
Yeah but you can't even get the jobs to give kids a decent life if you wanted to. The average pay of most jobs in Nigeria is 30 to 50k. Only 8 percent of Nigerians earn above 100k which is basically transport and food money for one person in a city like Lagos.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by tensazangetsu20(m): 6:55pm On Nov 03, 2020
Raalsalghul:


The fact that I'm still single is of relief to me: at least when shit hits the fan, no partner or kids to worry about.. grin grin grin grin grin
Men bros i don't know how married people are doing it o. If a single person is struggling how about people with kids and a wife.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Raalsalghul: 6:56pm On Nov 03, 2020
Smile4mee01:
Hmnnn.

This a deep conversation.

Regardless of where you have your kids. I believe alot of work needs to be put into ensuring the kids turn out well and dont stray in life.

I agree and admit that kid of Nigerian decent abroad generally turn out well just because the society rewards hard work. So if a child puts in his shirt, he almost certainly will be fine.

On the other hand, you and I know that not all nigerians youth who desire to travel end up travelling as travelling itself is expensive. Have a few kids, give them good education, ensourgae them in any sport or endeavor they love. Just do your best and leave the rest to God.

So dont feel

Lol!

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Raalsalghul: 7:01pm On Nov 03, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

Men bros i don't know how married people are doing it o. If a single person is struggling how about people with kids and a wife.
What about the quality of life?

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Klass99(f): 7:55pm On Nov 03, 2020
Omo, I think we should all be worried/afraid for ourselves as individuals and not just for our kids (born or unborn ones) I feared for myself in the light of brutal stories narrated by victims of SARS. There was one story in particular that made me realize this shit can happen to anyone, none of us is immune to it, hell I am not immune to their brutality either!

The story I talk about was shared on Twitter by Pastor Adegboye's wife (the twitter handle had her name on it, I can't say for sure if she was the one behind the account) A young lady went out around 7pm to get food items from her mum's shop, which wasn't far from their home. On getting to the shop area, SARS bundled her into their van where other people were being held captive. To cut a long story short, she ended up being tortured into confessing a crime she knew nothing about and spent 3 years of her life in prison (I think @ Kirikiri) before the legal team @ Redeem Church got her out.

I am in the habit of strolling out of my estate around 7 or 8pm, to get groceries or toiletries at a nearby supermarket. There's a popular fuel station where the supermarket is as well, so there's often activity there. When I watched that lady's account of her ordeal, I thought to myself, what happened to her could have easily happened to me too. Because, SARS may be parked at one corner of that fuel station bundling people away for no reason and I may end up a victim, because I went out to shop.

I have always wanted to live in Nigeria, while I continue to travel the world and visit other countries. But lately, I have been seriously contemplating relocating. I once saw a comment on NL where someone said, relocate for the sake of your unborn children and I was like, why do we make everything about children. We should be thinking of relocating for ourselves first and foremost of all, before any unborn children. You are in the land of the living, unborn children have nothing to worry about or fear yet.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by tensazangetsu20(m): 8:00pm On Nov 03, 2020
Klass99:
Omo, I think we should all be worried/afraid for ourselves as individuals and not just for our kids (born or unborn ones)

I feared for myself in the light of brutal stories, which victims of SARS narrated. There was one story in particular that made me realize this shit can happen to anyone, none of us is really immune to it, hell I am not immune!

The story I talk about was shared on Twitter by Pastor Adegboye's wife (the twitter handle had her name on it, I can't say for sure if she was the one behind the account) A young lady went out around 7pm to get food items from her mum's shop, which wasn't far from their home. On getting to the shop area, SARS bundled her into their van where other people were being held captive. To cut a long story short, she ended up being tortured into a confession of a crime she knew nothing about and spent 3 years of her life in prison (I think @ Kirikiri) before the legal team @ Redeem Church were able to free her.

I am in the habit of strolling out of my estate around 7 or 8pm, to get groceries or toiletries at a nearby supermarket. There's a popular petrol station where the supermarket is as well, so there's often activity there. When I watched that lady's account of her ordeal, I couldn't help thinking to myself, what happened to her, could have easily happened to me too. Because, SARS may be parked at one corner of that petrol station bundling people away for no reason and I may end up a victim, because I went out to shop.

I have always wanted to live in Nigeria, while I continue to travel the world and visit other countries. But, lately I have been seriously contemplating relocating. I once saw a comment on NL where someone said relocate for the sake of your unborn children and I was like, why do we make everything about children. We should be thinking of relocating for ourselves first and foremost of all, before any unborn children. You are in the land of the living, unborn children have nothing to worry about or fear yet.

Someone in my church went out to buy suya just across the road and he was arrested by SARS and taken to Gbagada and was just released this year. I think he spent 5 years. 5 years of someones life gone like that. It is so scary.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Klass99(f): 8:15pm On Nov 03, 2020
tensazangetsu20:


Someone in my church went out to buy suya just across the road and he was arrested by SARS and taken to Gbagada and was just released this year. I think he spent 5 years. 5 years of someones life gone like that. It is so scary.

shocked You see what I am talking about? And if you don't know people that have a bit of clout who can help you or you are not well connected, you are in serious trouble. My heart was broken by the brutality people shared regarding SARS and the stories keep getting worse, each time I hear a new one.

People who have been to Nigerian prison and out, are never the same again. The living conditions there are enough to drive you crazy as I have heard.

A neighbour once told me, to avoid the police like a plague. This was long before SARS even existed, I have never forgotten his words, so I try to live a quiet/peaceful life, avoiding conflict with people, the type that will cause them to call police for you.

But, in Nigeria it doesn't matter if you are a responsible citizen minding your own business, these SARS people and regular police will still look for your trouble, judging by all the victims we've seen.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by tensazangetsu20(m): 8:21pm On Nov 03, 2020
Klass99:


shocked You see what I am talking about? And if you don't know people that have a bit of clout who can help you or you are not well connected, you are in serious trouble. My heart was broken by the brutality people shared regarding SARS and the stories keep getting worse, each time I hear a new one.

People who have been to Nigerian prison and out, are never the same again. The living conditions there are enough to drive you crazy as I have heard.

A neighbour once told me, to avoid having anything to do with the police like a plague. This was long before SARS even existed, I have never forgotten his words, so I try to live a quiet/peaceful life, avoiding conflict with people, the type that will cause them to call police for you.

But, in Nigeria it doesn't matter if you are a responsible citizen minding your own business, these SARS people and regular police will still look for your trouble, judging by all the victims we've seen.

You can be in your house and sars will still come and kill you. Imagine the horrors of the told stories. Now imagine the millions of stories untold. Many more brutal than what we have heard. What of even the army and it's excesses. I had a Sierra Leonean classmate and when he talked about the atrocities the Nigerian army committed in their country, fear gripped me.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Klass99(f): 8:28pm On Nov 03, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

I had a Sierra Leonean classmate and when he talked about the atrocities the Nigerian army committed in their country, fear gripped me.

No need to go far sef, the Oyigbo and Lekki shootings alone are enough to cause fear.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by ecomalchemist(m): 8:45pm On Nov 03, 2020
Wahala for who no get money to relocate commot naija ooo..

Just get ready to pay school fees for your kids till they are in thier 20's..feeding, transportation, housing...make you come dey live for Lagos again..

Nothing seems to work in this country, wise up and use your head if you don't want to remain in perpetual poverty.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Uyi168(m): 9:08pm On Nov 03, 2020
In my own little way, I've vowed, even using my papa's grave, not to birth my kide here..
angry
I'll do anything humanly possible to get out of this place.
Naija is gone!

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Raalsalghul: 9:25pm On Nov 03, 2020
Uyi168:
In my own little way, I've vowed, even using my papa's grave, not to birth my kide here..
angry
I'll do anything humanly possible to get out of this place.
Naija is gone!

Bros, I'm even surprised you're still here with all the resources at your disposal.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Freelane33(m): 9:30pm On Nov 03, 2020
Sensitive thread

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by olatuneji: 9:30pm On Nov 03, 2020
This country is in a mess, it has gone from bad to worse, nothing seems to be working.

Just yesterday I was ruminating about my early days in primary school where during break time I joined the long queue with my spoon and food flask to buy rice and plantain with just #5.00, i buy and eat satisfied.

Will that amount satisfy our todays kids?
Well, let me leave that for you to answer.

In today's Nigeria, I pity those couples still popping out kids like a dog, many don't Know what they are getting those kids into.
The rate of crime perpetuated by youths, kidnapping, ritual killing etc is on the HIGH side.

It is not people like Davido that goes into ritual killing, kidnapping etc. It mostly committed by children of the poor, if you tell them not to rush into marriage, if you tell them to be financially buoyant before having kids, they will tell you, you don't mean well for them, they see you as an enemy.

Anyone who can think deep will reason with me that the future of this country is VERY scary, no hope for the children of the poor.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Raalsalghul: 9:33pm On Nov 03, 2020
Freelane33:
Sensitive thread

Very sensitive: watch how people will avoid the thread as it hits close to home.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Uyi168(m): 9:44pm On Nov 03, 2020
Raalsalghul:


Bros, I'm even surprised you're still here with all the resources at your disposal.
.

I'm still schooling. I've put some much into school, I need to get that degree, e get y

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Raalsalghul: 9:46pm On Nov 03, 2020
Uyi168:
.

I'm still schooling. I've put some much into school, I need to get that degree, e get y

Alright bro, I understand you: it's all part of the process.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Uyi168(m): 9:48pm On Nov 03, 2020
Raalsalghul:


Alright bro, I understand you: it's all part of the process.
.
Yeah.
Thanks man!

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Klass99(f): 10:24pm On Nov 03, 2020
Raalsalghul:


Very sensitive: watch how people will avoid the thread as it hits close to home.


The topic/thread reminds me of what my father said to me 2 or 3 years ago.

He asked me if I had a man or serious relationship in my life at the time. I said not really because the guy I was dating then was speaking one kind of spanish I didn't like or understand. Dude was talking about having 4 kids.

When my dad heard this he laughed and said two kids are more than enough in this age and time, things are not going to get better in our country or the world at large. Children are also going to be more stubborn and difficult to manage, than ever before. Coming from a man who had seven kids of his own, I didn't doubt him at all. Now look at what's happening in our country not just with SARS protests, but the economy and polity as a whole.

That same guy who was mouthing off about having four kids, kept going on and on, about the cost of baby food, diapers etc when I last saw him. He wouldn't shut up about how much he spends and the high cost of things. I just said this is your first child and you are complaining like this, what will you do when the other 3 come? Or have you forgotten you are on a mission to have 4 children? cheesy

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by armyofone(m): 10:34pm On Nov 03, 2020
Even if you have the money, how can you do that relocation when foreign countries are making it strict and stressful?

If no good job, don't marry or have kids!
Take care of yourself first and make sure you cross all your Ts and Is (stable job).

ecomalchemist:
Wahala for who no get money to relocate commot naija ooo..

Just get ready to pay school fees for your kids till they are in thier 20's..feeding, transportation, housing...make you come dey live for Lagos again..

Nothing seems to work in this country, wise up and use your head if you don't want to remain in perpetual poverty.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by CanadianNaija: 10:36pm On Nov 03, 2020
Raalsalghul:


Don't expect your post to gain traction, a lot of Nigerians are still in denial and will keep popping out kids in false hopes that the country will get better.

Fact check: it won't! angry

Omo! You’re negative sha. I think Nigeria will definitely get better.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by armyofone(m): 10:45pm On Nov 03, 2020
Not when they keep rigging elections and bringing in the wrong person.

CanadianNaija:


Omo! You’re negative sha. I think Nigeria will definitely get better.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Raalsalghul: 10:54pm On Nov 03, 2020
CanadianNaija:


Omo! You’re negative sha. I think Nigeria will definitely get better.

Nigeria might get better?

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by tensazangetsu20(m): 10:59pm On Nov 03, 2020
Raalsalghul:


Nigeria will get better?

You could have stayed back! Can't believe this is coming from someone that spent all that time in the Canadian Skilled Workers Thread? undecided

Who knows, you might probably be out of the country while typing this.

Joker! grin

https://www.nairaland.com/canadiannaija/posts/11
Them and dasparrow. They are in the west enjoying everything the white man built and telling people to remain in the shithole of poverty and hopelessness.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Raalsalghul: 11:04pm On Nov 03, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

Them and dasparrow. They are in the west enjoying everything the white man built and telling people to remain in the shithole of poverty and hopelessness.

You can imagine! angry

See the moniker self: CanadianNaija. grin

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by tensazangetsu20(m): 11:07pm On Nov 03, 2020
Raalsalghul:


You can imagine! angry

See the moniker self: CanadianNaija. grin
Me I don't even like western anglophone nations like that. I am absolutely fine with Mexico, South America, and all of Asia. South American nations exclusive of Venezuela and Ecuador get money die. Strong passports, amazing food, and beautiful women. Mexico is no brainer it's in the richest continent on earth. One can be in Mexico and build for the American consumer. It is literally just over the border.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by IamGreen1(f): 11:11pm On Nov 03, 2020
CanadianNaija:


Omo! You’re negative sha. I think Nigeria will definitely get better.

Be misleading people with your thinking o, since when have we been hoping that Nigeria is going to get better but instead it's getting worse everyday by everyday. Boss don't trust in Nigeria getting better anymore but individual improving themselves anyhow they can for the sake of our unborn kids but not necessarily wanting to leave the country at all cost, we can still be the best we've always inspire to be while in the country but with maximum hard-working, being focus that will lead us to our goals of being successful.

The country hard no be small, I can't stop thinking about everything happening in this country right now, it saddens my heart and weaken my soul.

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Re: Do You Fear For Your Kids Future In Nigeria? by Raalsalghul: 11:22pm On Nov 03, 2020
Klass99:


The topic/thread reminds me of what my father said to me 2 or 3 years ago.

He asked me if I had a man or serious relationship in my life at the time. I said not really because the guy I was dating then was speaking what kind of spanish I didn't like or understand. Dude was talking about having 4 kids.

When my dad heard this he laughed and said two kids are more than enough in this age and time, things are not going to get better in our country or the world at large. Children are also going to be more stubborn and difficult to manage, than ever before. Coming from a man who had seven kids of his own, I didn't doubt him at all. Now look at what's happening in our country not just with SARS protests, but the economy and polity as a whole.

That same guy who was mouthing off about having four kids, kept going on and on, about the cost of baby food, diapers etc when I last saw him. He wouldn't shut up about how much he spends and the high cost of things. I just said this is your first child and you are complaining like this, what will you do when the other 3 come? Or have you forgotten you are on a mission to have 4 children? cheesy

It's the black man's way: they let the short euphoria of having a child overcloud the negative realities of the environment in which that kid will be raised.

Whenever I see folks celebrating the birth of a child in this shithole, I asked myself if they've paused for a second and wondered what future they are leaving for their offspring.

Birthing everywhere, yet jobs are not being created to accommodate the growing population.

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