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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by phemmyfour: 6:32pm On Jul 04, 2021
Ikwerelastborn:
share your experience with us with all sincerity and give advice ,who knows some people may just need it.
Have you ever left your lucrative Nigerian job be it in the banking, oil and gas,health sector for a menial job overseas .And what do you feel about it right now.
we do know that is not that Rossy abroad as no country on earth is filled with milk and honey
Cc lalasticlala mynd44
Lucrative?Divide N500000/500 , what you get is still not lucrative. An average Nigeria worker barely survive on N30000/month

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Monogamy: 6:36pm On Jul 04, 2021
Ikwerelastborn:

Then how come people in abroad have more money than their contemporaries back home in Nigeria?

Same way some people in Nigeria are able to have more money upon how people are complaining about the country..

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by phemmyfour: 6:38pm On Jul 04, 2021
Monogamy:
Average Nigerians have misconception about life in Abroad..

Bills are inevitable in Abroad..
I would rather have bills that I can clear with my income than have bills pile up yet working like an elephant

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by LadyRosa(f): 6:40pm On Jul 04, 2021
All the people I'm affiliated with that moved abroad are all doing great, and 100 percent of them are from the south. I think southerners are more go getters than the MB or north especially those from the west and Eastern part of the country.

A friend of mine that left the country 3 years ago is now building a duplex in warri. His brother is married to an Irish and a citizen so he helped him secure a job. His salary right now due to exchange rate is almost 1.5 million a month.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by descarado: 6:46pm On Jul 04, 2021
Monogamy:
Average Nigerians have misconception about life in Abroad..

Bills are inevitable in Abroad..
Bill are inevitable in Nigeria too.
The only diff is that Nigerians cut corners.
Both rich and poor.

It's hard to cut corners abroad.

Bills are higher in Nigeria actually when you do the math.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by EmekaChiwe: 6:46pm On Jul 04, 2021
descarado:

Bill are inevitable in Nigeria too.
The only diff is that Nigerians cut corners.
Both rich and poor.

It's hard to cut corners abroad.

Bills are higher in Nigeria actually when you doth the math.

Explain how bills are higher in Nigeria?

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by EmekaChiwe: 6:47pm On Jul 04, 2021
LadyRosa:
All the people I'm affiliated with that moved abroad are all doing great, and 100 percent of them are from the south. I think southerners are more go getters than the MB or north especially those from the west and Eastern part of the country.

A friend of mine that left the country 3 years ago is now building a duplex in warri. Hie brother is married to an Irish and a citizen so he helped him secure a job. His salary right now due to exchange rate is almost 1.5 million a month.

So he is spending the 1.5 million naira a month in Nigeria?

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Monogamy: 6:50pm On Jul 04, 2021
descarado:

Bill are inevitable in Nigeria too.
The only diff is that Nigerians cut corners.
Both rich and poor.

It's hard to cut corners abroad.

Bills are higher in Nigeria actually when you do the math.

May be unnecessary bills.. 2 bdr apartment in Usa, not furnished oo, standard one is from $1500 per month.. How much is that in Naira? How much is 2bdr apt per annum in Nigeria?

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Monogamy: 6:55pm On Jul 04, 2021
slimanyd:


Imagine. Cyprus of all countries. Why be say people no dey do research wella.

Cyprus and Hungry na the worst country of all.. I have 2 different friends that visited both country.. No tah tah for yan yan there

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Monogamy: 6:56pm On Jul 04, 2021
phemmyfour:
I would rather have bills that I can clear with my income than have bills pile up yet working like an elephant

Abroad life is more than just bills

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by phemmyfour: 7:07pm On Jul 04, 2021
Monogamy:


Abroad life is more than just bills
Lol, you threw the "bill" part into the conversation

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by DMerciful(m): 7:13pm On Jul 04, 2021
My only regret of moving to Canada is why I waited too long to move. Comparing Canada to Nigeria under any condition is like comparing CNN to NTA...quite ridiculous.

Mind you eventually i and my family including my kids will be Canadians but we're still Nigerians meaning in the future we can stay anywhere depending on where the good life is which is obviously Canada for now

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Monogamy: 7:28pm On Jul 04, 2021
phemmyfour:
Lol, you threw the "bill" part into the conversation

That's the basic in surviving in Abroad.. Bills before others follow..

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by EmekaChiwe: 7:29pm On Jul 04, 2021
Monogamy:


May be unnecessary bills.. 2 bdr apartment in Usa, not furnished oo, standard one is from $1500 per month.. How much is that in Naira? How much is 2bdr apt per annum in Nigeria?

Most people do not realise what they are enjoying in Nigeria.

Lot of free stuff in Nigeria

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by BigDawsNet: 7:33pm On Jul 04, 2021
Got a shiity job in naija

So I moved out

Resumed to a menial IT support job with a wonderful pay...

It was enough to cover Bills but not much to save...so I run freelancer as an IT specialist

Increased income...

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by LadyRosa(f): 7:45pm On Jul 04, 2021
EmekaChiwe:


So he is spending the 1.5 million naira a month in Nigeria?

No of course, but he is living really good as compared to when he is in naija.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by nelsonebby(m): 7:54pm On Jul 04, 2021
Emperormartin:
Why is it that northerners don't move abroad?
It's hard for Northerners to get Visa to western countries. Only the rich get Visas easily

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by seunny4lif(m): 8:16pm On Jul 04, 2021
Depending on which Cyprus oooh
South Cyprus is very nice country and it’s part of EU
slimanyd:


Imagine. Cyprus of all countries. Why be say people no dey do research wella.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Capitalpunisher: 8:32pm On Jul 04, 2021
NorthRules9ja:

Liar i travel every year to overseas…stop your hate against us
to Mecca for Haj abi
Just curious

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by kramer: 8:44pm On Jul 04, 2021
NorthRules9ja:

Liar i travel every year to overseas…stop your hate against us

He said "move" abroad not travel. I have lived overseas and travelled to many places and I have never met a northerner who has settled in another country as an immigrant. Yes I have met a few northerner students but never have I met a settler.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by nasonaso: 9:21pm On Jul 04, 2021
DMerciful:
My only regret of moving to Canada is why I waited too long to move. Comparing Canada to Nigeria under any condition is like comparing CNN to NTA...quite ridiculous.

Mind you eventually i and my family including my kids will be Canadians but we're still Nigerians meaning in the future we can stay anywhere depending on where the good life is which is obviously Canada for now

No wonder your inputs in RE thread is not as vocal as before. Stay happy

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by DMerciful(m): 9:22pm On Jul 04, 2021
Yes o....I don move cheesy

Thanks bro
nasonaso:


No wonder your inputs in RE thread is not as vocal as before. Stay happy

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by CountVersailles(f): 9:30pm On Jul 04, 2021
descarado:

Bill are inevitable in Nigeria too.
The only diff is that Nigerians cut corners.
Both rich and poor.

It's hard to cut corners abroad.

Bills are higher in Nigeria actually when you do the math.
Good point. Most Nigerians even dupe the country's power generating company by bypassing light and shit, making them pay less bills. You can't do that abroad.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by CountVersailles(f): 9:44pm On Jul 04, 2021
One of the problems with Nigerians is not willing to take on challenges. Nothing can be more challenging than moving into a new environment. If you can't adapt, you get eaten up.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by oyatz(m): 9:47pm On Jul 04, 2021
Emperormartin:
Why is it that northerners don't move abroad?

Most Northerners by culture are conservative. They move abroad to study and come home to use the education and exposure received abroad to move-up the ladders in Nigerian societies.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by WoeBetide666: 10:32pm On Jul 04, 2021
oyatz:


Most Northerners by culture are conservative. They move abroad to study and come home to use the education and exposure received abroad to move-up the ladders in Nigerian societies.

Then later other Nigerians will complain of Northern domination grin

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Nobody: 10:37pm On Jul 04, 2021
NorthRules9ja:

Liar i travel every year to overseas…stop your hate against us

Na overlake you dey travel to Chad. Stop lying.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Quintuple: 10:55pm On Jul 04, 2021
Emperormartin:
Why is it that northerners don't move abroad?
Northerners are mostly reserved, they do their things silently. Most abhor publicity.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by AnotherAlien: 12:32am On Jul 05, 2021
A sane advice is for anyone with a good job in Nigeria considering moving abroad to first visit the country of his choice first, observe life overseas and finally return after comparing both climes.
I know a set of people will throw tantrums upon reading what I said above. To them the only thing stopping them from success is a visa and a ticket - upon stepping on any country in Europe or America, they are automatically billionaires like Dangote. Lack of research has really hurt many making such life-changing decisions.

Roughly 20 years ago when I visited the US embassy in Lagos, I observed a man sitting on a wheelchair, holding a sign saying stuff totally against the US government, right in front of the embassy. I was touched and wanted to know what his problem was. Anyone going to that embassy around then would remember him - he was crippled, not begging, rather having a one-man protest with his visible signs strapped all over his wheelchair.
After I got done with my business in the embassy, I came out and saw him on same wheelchair with same sign and asked him what his problem was. He told me a lot about his life in the US the decades he spent here and how he ended up on the wheelchair.
But his main advise relevant to this topic is what I said in the first paragraph, which is still relevant today - don't make irrational decisions, do your proper research.

The grass is not always greener on the other side. Everyone's success or failures overseas depend largely on those you are surrounded by in whatever clime you find yourself in.
If you are surrounded by Nigerian professionals willing to show you the ropes, you might just be able to secure a professional job like them and start your life.

On the flip side, if you're surrounded by the Nigerian gangs into drugs, gangbanging, hardcore nightlife, you are bound to be like them as well.

Many in the latter category tend to forget what brought them overseas in the first place, and disregard the most important thing they need - establishing their legal status in their host country.
The worst story I've heard is when someone allowed his stay to expire and said he forgot to do what he needed to do to renew it. He said he was too deep into drugs, partying and clubbing and forgot. If you know why you came somewhere, stay abreast of how to stay there legally - don't forget something that important.

On a realer note, one big advise would be don't sell your house if you own one in Nigeria to go overseas when you don't know what to expect there.
Many of those you will meet in these countries are unwilling to return to Nigeria because of the constant bad news about Nigeria, and mainly because they have no where to stay when they get back home.
If some had a place to stay, they'd gladly return home. So, why sell a home you already own when many people in the country you're heading to are still struggling with owning one home in Nigeria?
They can always face the bad news like everyone else in Nigeria that lives with it. Not return to Nigeria to become homeless.

Don't resign from a good job you already have in Nigeria. Visit the place first and see things for yourself. You'd be surprised from that experience alone, but it's worth it.

I've heard of stories of people planning to relocate to foreign countries and end up getting abandoned by the friends and family members they relied on, right there at the airport. So, how do you expect to know the system anywhere when you don't know anyone to show you the ropes?

Like someone said in the earlier posts, information is key. Lack of information is what makes a lot of Nigerians make hasty decisions.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Taiwolus: 1:08am On Jul 05, 2021
Most of the people commenting here are delusional. You have no first hand experience but will quickly jump at answers and conclusion.

The best set of people to migrate are single folks less than 30. The important part is that you need to be smart. Have the right skills and experience and be very much driven. In 2-3 years if you get into the right countries with proper work authorization, the sky is the limit.

I know of the UK and Canada and I have more than 10 family and friends that have been able to multiply their income by more than 10 times since they left Nigeria. All in less than 5 years.

Minimum wage in Calgary is $15/hr for god sake.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Ndipe(m): 1:43am On Jul 05, 2021
If you live a comfy life back home, then dont relocate.

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