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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Snitch24(m): 2:02am On Jul 05, 2021
Leaving a well paying job is nt a good idea
Bt of there's any means to japa while u have nothing doing bro
Japa ooh

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by NewDawn2O21: 2:41am On Jul 05, 2021
motymop:
2 stories

1st story

I met a waiter at rhapsody in ikeja shopping mall, who regretted leaving Nigeria for dubai, i asked him why? He said he left his stable job to Dubai, got to dubai and was earning 70k, was also living in a shared accommodation with 4 people, after working for 5 months, he resigned and left Dubai for Nigeria.

2nd story

My cousin left his well paid job for Canada, sold his properties in naija and moved to Canada with his family, first 8 month of his life was hell upon earth, from bills to bills, from one low wage job to another, the neighborhood he was living with his family was infested with gangs, the public school was also infected with gangs, his children got bullied because of their accents, his wife, even though supportive couldn't get a good job, bros was tired of everything.

So he decided to solve his problem by moving back, after the scrap they could save in Canada, my guy and his family moved back to Nigeria, they had to start afresh, thank God, he had a supportive family and friends, they use their connections to help him find another good job but what is lost is lost till today he still regrets selling his properties for Canada.
before he traveled to Canada he should have made enquiries to know the cost of living in Canada.
That's exactly what I did and when I realized the cost of living there is high I dropped the plans

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Nobody: 3:23am On Jul 05, 2021
EKONGKING:
Atleast you won't be killed because of Cow & u won't be killed due to stray bullet

Work hard ,pay your bills and enjoy satisfaction of you being treated like a human being instead of being a animal in a zoo
You are correct.
I left a lucrative stressful & insultive job in Naija.
I don't regret my decision for one bit.

I was ROBBED for up to 6 times in Nigeria.
All were at Gunpoint who knows I wouldn't have been alive to type this at the 7th attempt.

Why won't I pay bills for the things I consume, unlike Naija where I paid NEPA BILLS for 2years without a transformer in my street not to talk of light.

Most NIGERIANS are beclouded by Greed.
Why won't you pay for the things u consume?
Are those countries running charity or what?

At least you have got a Good life which is the Best.
You can access the best hospitals.
Best Roads, Best Schools, Best Humans.

Again, it depends on the country u emigrated to. Don't expect ROSES wen u leave fry pan 4 fire. Imagine leaving Naija for d present day LIBYA..

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Shokoloko(f): 3:29am On Jul 05, 2021
Why would one leave a lucrative job to go abroad and work menial jobs?. If combined family income is up to N1 million naira monthly perhaps no need to move

Not all abroad is "abroad". Choose the country wisely - it is triple hard when the country is not English speaking.

Be careful how you get into the country.

Understand that in your first year you will be tested, but it gets better. Take advantage of ALL the social assistance programs available. Electricity support to pay for electric bills eg OESP, Rent support to pay for rent, Works assistance to help you get by while you look for work, University loan assistance e.g OSAP to go to school to upgrade, Food banks/ Churches for free food, Salvation army for free food and clothes and utensils, Provincial help for furniture. Equipass for reduced transportation costs - splits transport cost in half. Do not raise shoulders, take the assistance first. If you have children below 18 apply for CCB, every child is paid 500-600 CAD monthly. OHIP for free healthcare. Do not compare yourself with anyone in your first year(This is for Canada)

Edited to add: Find and join a Nigerian Telegram or whatsapp group for your area. They will help you.

Do not do a menial job more than 6 months, even 3 months of menial work is enough to show employers that you have Canadian experience, Even if you came in as a refugee, take a loan/grant and study to be a PSW/CNA, take a loan and buy a car and drive uber or apply to work in a call center.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Shokoloko(f): 3:30am On Jul 05, 2021
MALIGNANTGuest:

You are correct.
I left a lucrative stressful & insultive job in Naija.
I don't regret my decision so far.

I was ROBBED for up to 6 times in Nigeria.
All were at Gunpoint who knows I wouldn't have been alive to type this at the 7th attempt.

Why won't I pay bills for the things I consume, unlike Naija where I paid NEPA BILLS for 2years without a transformer in my street not to talk of light.

Most NIGERIANS are beclouded by Greed.
Why won't you pay for the things u consume?
Are those countries running charity or what?

At least you have got a Good life which is the Best.
You can access the best hospitals.
Best Roads.

Again, it depends on the country u are emigrated to. Don't expect ROSES when you leave fire for fry pan. Imagine leaving Naija for LIBYA..
Let me like this post. I can't get it why Nigerians want to use amenities but do not want to pay for them

Part of why I left was because my colleagues were being kidnapped left, right and center. Very terrible things happening to the women including the pregnant ones. The job was very lucrative but I didn't want to be the next.

Edited to add: This thread has even reminded me of how armed robbers accosted me with my innocent 7 month old baby. It was 6am and I was going to drop my child off at my parent's place before going to work and before I knew it a gun had been pointed at me. They used me as bait to force my parents to open the doors so they could come in. Even overpowered the security man. Lord, thank you for saving me.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Nobody: 3:34am On Jul 05, 2021
Shokoloko:

Let me like this post. I can't get it why Nigerians want to use amenities but do not want to pay for them

Part of why I left was because my colleagues were being kidnapped left, right and center. Very terrible things happening to the women including the pregnant ones. The job was very lucrative but I didn't want to be the next.
It's GREED.
We grew up being GREEDY.
PEOPLE attend burials to consume meals & take such home despite having at home.
Even with my LUCRATIVE JOB, I couldn't buy properties, I couldn't afford basic things.

But now, the story is different.
I don't regret.
And I pray never to, not even my kids

PEOPLE always think MONEY is everything, but they forget you have to be alive to have money and kids before enjoying them.
See the way people are dying in Naija.
They think people die like that in developed countries too.

Even as a wealthy man, u can't enjoy your wealth in peace. But Governors are busy trekking abroad.
A country where citizens roll out tyres to Lynch suspects while the Police are witnesses.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by phemmyfour: 4:13am On Jul 05, 2021
CountVersailles:

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.
What about those that pay more, you think you can cheat them. For everyone not paying or paying less, someone elsewhere is over billed. You can't do that in abroad too

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Nobody: 4:18am On Jul 05, 2021
phemmyfour:
What about those that pay more, you think you can cheat them. For everyone not paying or paying less, someone elsewhere is over billed. You can't do that in abroad too
Everything in Naija is just scattered.
No organization.
In Fact, repatriating me and giving me the same JUICY JOB which I had before leaving would even kill me more.
Just look at the insecurity alone.
How can INEC CHAIRMEN & Collation Officers have better CVs than those vying for elective positions?

Imagine Kids heading to schools and watching suspects being lynched with tyres and petrol.
Is that country Normal?

The only REGRET I have is, I didn't leave EARLY.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by teelaw4life(m): 4:30am On Jul 05, 2021
I've been reading UAE hard, here and there all through the thread. UAE is not abroad this, and that. Granted it's not abroad but it's where I am currently and where I work I earn a minimum of 2k aed...even though it's the regular 9hrs plus 3 hrs overtime. It's not much, but for someone who came into the country 6 months ago and only started working a month and a half ago with zero UAE work experience, it is something. It's a platform to build on for better jobs in future.
The truth that I've discovered about moving to a different country, based on my own and other's experience, is that a lot depends on your attitude, drive, willingness to succeed and your worldview.

Nothing is handed to you abroad. You must earn every dime and even work more than you're paid..But the beautiful thing is opportunities abound if your attitude is right and your focus is steady.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by yinkeys(m): 5:00am On Jul 05, 2021
motymop:
2 stories

1st story

I met a waiter at rhapsody in ikeja shopping mall, who regretted leaving Nigeria for dubai, i asked him why? He said he left his stable job to Dubai, got to dubai and was earning 70k, was also living in a shared accommodation with 4 people, after working for 5 months, he resigned and left Dubai for Nigeria.

2nd story

My cousin left his well paid job for Canada, sold his properties in naija and moved to Canada with his family, first 8 month of his life was hell upon earth, from bills to bills, from one low wage job to another, the neighborhood he was living with his family was infested with gangs, the public school was also infected with gangs, his children got bullied because of their accents, his wife, even though supportive couldn't get a good job, bros was tired of everything.

So he decided to solve his problem by moving back, after the scrap they could save in Canada, my guy and his family moved back to Nigeria, they had to start afresh, thank God, he had a supportive family and friends, they use their connections to help him find another good job but what is lost is lost till today he still regrets selling his properties for Canada.
shocked. Any idea which Canadian province he was a resident of ?
Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by mu2sa2: 5:48am On Jul 05, 2021
What's the point of "relocating" only to end up in poverty or crime? In South Africa you will see guys from a particular part of Nigeria selling airtime recharge vouchers on the street. Is it not the height of stupidity to sell your lucrative business in Onitsha to go and hussle in the crime-infested streets of South Africa? Or leave your teaching job at a federal university to go and be shop security guard in London?

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by abumeinben(m): 6:10am On Jul 05, 2021
motymop:
2 stories

1st story

I met a waiter at rhapsody in ikeja shopping mall, who regretted leaving Nigeria for dubai, i asked him why? He said he left his stable job to Dubai, got to dubai and was earning 70k, was also living in a shared accommodation with 4 people, after working for 5 months, he resigned and left Dubai for Nigeria.

2nd story

My cousin left his well paid job for Canada, sold his properties in naija and moved to Canada with his family, first 8 month of his life was hell upon earth, from bills to bills, from one low wage job to another, the neighborhood he was living with his family was infested with gangs, the public school was also infected with gangs, his children got bullied because of their accents, his wife, even though supportive couldn't get a good job, bros was tired of everything.

So he decided to solve his problem by moving back, after the scrap they could save in Canada, my guy and his family moved back to Nigeria, they had to start afresh, thank God, he had a supportive family and friends, they use their connections to help him find another good job but what is lost is lost till today he still regrets selling his properties for Canada.

Your second story...

I hear this alot. The secret is "how can you get a good job in Canada without a Canadian education?".

Canada values her education highly. Even if it's a 3 month course, do it before hunting good jobs

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Shokoloko(f): 6:22am On Jul 05, 2021
Something is fundamentally wrong in this story.
If neighborhood is infested with gangs, move
If public school is infested with gangs (I have never heard this) change school.
I find it hard to believe that between the man and wife they could not find call center jobs or sales associate jobs that would have taken care of rent and bills. The 600 paid to their child would have sorted out feeding

Lets assume a very terrible situation. Oga is working in poorly-paying stingy call center or as a sales associate earning $2000 after tax
Madam is working in the bakery part-time at Loblaws earning $16 per hour. Lets say she works for 4 hours so she can stay with the children. in a month she will earn $1700 after tax. Combined income in $3700. Plus monthly payment to child $4300

Rent for 2 bedroom $1600
Phone bills for two $70
internet $50
Food $600
Electricity $100
Landlord pays water, garbage and gas bills
Monthly bus pass for two $250
New clothes $100
Netflix $14.99 for two screens. If one screen $9.99

SAVINGS MONTHLY $1515.01

This is in the worst situation. The only thing I can think of that could have happened here is the man rented a luxury apartment. I know because I also made this mistake - I rented in Rockcliffe village when I first arrived undecided cry

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Nobody: 6:26am On Jul 05, 2021
Shokoloko:

Something is fundamentally wrong in this story.
If neighborhood is infested with gangs, move
If public school is infested with gangs (I have never heard this) change school.
I find it hard to believe that between the man and wife they could not find call center jobs or sales associate jobs that would have taken care of rent and bills. The 600 paid to their child would have sorted out feeding

Lets assume a very terrible situation. Oga is working in poorly-paying stingy call center or as a sales associate earning $2000 after tax
Madam is working in the bakery part-time at Loblaws earning $16 per hour. Lets say she works for 4 hours so she can with the children. in a month she will earn $1700 after tax. Combined income in $3700. Plus monthly payment to child $4300

Rent for 2 bedroom $1600
Phone bills for two $70
internet $50
Food $600
Electricity $100
Landlord pays water, garbage and gas bills
Monthly bus pass for two $250
New clothes $100
Netflix $14.99

SAVINGS MONTHLY $1515.01

This is in the worst situation
The SWEET THING is that what that ?small $1500 monthly pay can get you in somewhere like the US, your Naija monthly Salary of #400, 000 can't still get dem, excluding thieves & govt approved thieves.
We complain a lot.
Especially coming from the POOREST COUNTRY in the world. That's my annoyance.
Nigerians just want to arrive d developed world & start heading Organizations with degrees from d most poorly resourced schools in d world.
That's GREED in Action.
I left as a top professional but I'm not regretting it at all.
You can't be a CROCODILE in a 3rd world nation and expect to retain such immediately in a developed world.
It takes sometime.
The Only constant thing is for you to keep moving. Which these countries permit.

What the heck!

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Shokoloko(f): 6:27am On Jul 05, 2021
MALIGNANTGuest:

The SWEET THING is that what that ?small $1500 monthly pay can get you in somewhere like the US, your Naija monthly Salary of #400, 000 can't still get them, excluding thieves & govt approved thieves.

Truth.
No regrets at all.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by solidmyk(m): 6:30am On Jul 05, 2021
slimanyd:


Chai . Ur 2nd story bros nah ajebutter . No confirm Ajepako go reach Canada go ever think of coming back to Nigeria. thats why its said if you are earning around 200k plus in naira per month , Abroad is not for you to relocate rather for enjoyment . but people wey dey do factory work ,shift work join , wey they enter danfo ,and molue join , wey dey sweat for body like fowl for naija , nah them abroad and relocation fit work for. People wey be say them get strength to dey do 2 to 3 jobs in a day , people wey no dey look uche face. Person wey never get AC for Car , Those ones would do everything to adapt to the new environment.
How I fit heart this comment

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by CountVersailles(f): 6:45am On Jul 05, 2021
AnotherAlien:



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.

Let me tell you a story.

My brother left school and job prospects in Nigeria and went abroad. He had a student visa, some dollars and was expecting a relation to pick him up at the airport. That was about it. When he got to the airport in Houston, no one was there waiting to pick him up. In fact, the relation called him and told him to start heading back, that he has no interest in having him around. He had nowhere to sleep. Hustle started. He had to go to the branch of our Nigerian church in Houston to beg to sleep. They pitied him and accommodated him, and allowed him to live on the chairs of the church for a week until he got a restaurant job. He contemplated coming back home and in fact bought a ticket, took a taxi to the airport, but changed his mind at the last minute. Resolving to stay back, he intensified his "hustle", working in restaurants where they treated him like shit and started going back to school.

Five years later, he is now employed in two places, making north of $120k as a software developer. Planning to start his own company and offer jobs to his developer friends he left back in Lagos, many of whom are still struggling to find a good job. In fact, some of them are now working for him (online). He got his green card legally, and planning to marry soon.

What am I saying? Most Nigerians give up easily when they go abroad. Abroad is not a bed of roses. You have to work, have to show a strong desire to succeed. Nothing is going to be handed to you on a platter. For many Nigerians who have had it easy before travelling out, this is often difficult to understand. They find that they can't cheat the system. No lecturer will collect money from you to bump your score. You suddenly can't enter a bus without paying by lying to the conductor that you lost your money. Those tricks with which you survived in Nigeria no longer work. You have to learn new tricks. This is the part where many people fail and is probably the only lesson here. Whether you are in Nigeria or abroad, you have to show a desire to succeed given your environment. IF this desire is not there, failure awaits!

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by DaInferno(m): 7:47am On Jul 05, 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
what you do there, need insights
Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by lereinter(m): 7:52am On Jul 05, 2021
Officialgarri:
Well, I have no stories to share.

But I'll say lack of information is what pushed many into the suffering they are passing through overseas.

Some are tricked my pictures they find online.

Some are tricked by a common lie that things are so easy abroad and you would be handed a dream job on your arrival.

Some think accommodation is easy to get and you would have made enough salary to pay house rent.
But they don't even realize that in some places rent is monthly and you pay light and water bills.
Nothing is free over unlike in Nigeria where you can get water for free

Many people even believe that in the overseas, graduating from a university means automatic jobs

Many people even believe that in the overseas, university admission is sure

It is this same lack of information that makes people insult everything about Nigeria. This is what Hollywood movies have done to them

Where do you get free water in nigeria?

Mumu

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by lereinter(m): 7:54am On Jul 05, 2021
seunny4lif:
No
Never cheesy

I move away from Nigeria not only because of me but for the future kids cool and better life for them.


Na papa who no hustle dey wait for his children to feed him when he is old cheesy cheesy
I hate it when people complain about bill they paid when they leave Nigeria but have forgotten that those bills are the reason, that country you are living is functioning.
Good health care, Jobs, good education, great transportation and Security.
Please stop converting those money to Naira because you aren’t spending Naira over there.
Can I enjoy basic things in Nigeria with 50K Naira salary vs $3K basic salary in the USA vs €2K salary in Germany?
Ask yourself that question


God bless you

More Grace in Jesus name. Amen

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by DaInferno(m): 7:57am On Jul 05, 2021
AnotherAlien:
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 the country they're in. 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 partying and clubbing and forgot. If you know why you came somewhere, keep track of how to stay there legally.

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.
your write up doesn't answer the question op asked...in all I read, I was expecting to see where abroad is good or bad. Just vague

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by lereinter(m): 7:59am On Jul 05, 2021
CuteMaro:
Well to survive overseas you need to be equipped with a lot of information & be ready to work very hard. You have to be specific & realistic , what’s ur purpose of going ? What & how exactly am I going to achieve it. Do your research and don’t rely on general speculations. I know of someone who sold everything and moved to Cyprus, after 2 months dude came back and had to start over again.

Naija may be hard, but it’s one of the freest places to actually live. In Most developed countries you pay for everything to almost the air you breathe. As a Nigerian who is not used to that you may find it very difficult to adjust coz u probably won’t be prepared for it. People succeed though, but with extra hard work, defined planning and a good support system I think.

As for the person talking about Northerners not traveling abroad. That is not true. They do, but they’re not as vocal as our Southern folks, especially in the media space.


What are the things you don't pay for in nigeria

And stop comparing shit

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by DaInferno(m): 8:02am On Jul 05, 2021
MALIGNANTGuest:

You are correct.
I left a lucrative stressful & insultive job in Naija.
I don't regret my decision for one bit.

I was ROBBED for up to 6 times in Nigeria.
All were at Gunpoint who knows I wouldn't have been alive to type this at the 7th attempt.

Why won't I pay bills for the things I consume, unlike Naija where I paid NEPA BILLS for 2years without a transformer in my street not to talk of light.

Most NIGERIANS are beclouded by Greed.
Why won't you pay for the things u consume?
Are those countries running charity or what?

At least you have got a Good life which is the Best.
You can access the best hospitals.
Best Roads, Best Schools, Best Humans.

Again, it depends on the country u emigrated to. Don't expect ROSES wen u leave fry pan 4 fire. Imagine leaving Naija for d present day LIBYA..
naso... what do you do there?
Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Philip4564(m): 8:03am On Jul 05, 2021
I'm really learning from this thread

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by lereinter(m): 8:04am On Jul 05, 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

God bless you

Any connection from you

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by KosiGee(m): 8:11am On Jul 05, 2021
NorthRules9ja:

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

Average Muslim northerner depends on government job and stipend.

It’s different with the educated Christian northerners from southern kaduna, Yobe etc.
The northern Muslims you’d see in Europe, US, Canada etc are politicians and their wives and children...even at that, they keep to themselves.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by KosiGee(m): 8:13am On Jul 05, 2021
Leaving Nigeria has been the best decision ever in my life.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by KosiGee(m): 8:22am On Jul 05, 2021
lereinter:



What are the things you don't pay for in nigeria

And stop comparing shit


Why would anyone leave Nigeria to travel to countries like Cyprus, Malta, Greece for greener pasture?? That’s insane.

You only visit those places for tourist reasons.
Abroad to me means US, Uk, Canada then France and Germany if you can overcome the linguistic barriers.

I went to Athens and I was filled with sadness seeing many Nigerians jobless and frustrated.
You’d see them at Syntagma square with drums.
Those are beautiful places if you are a tourist. Lots of archeological sites to visit and learn but never places for the average Nigerian to emigrate to.

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Hypnotise: 8:27am On Jul 05, 2021
undecided

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by lordally(m): 8:35am On Jul 05, 2021
slimanyd:


Chai . Ur 2nd story bros nah ajebutter . No confirm Ajepako go reach Canada go ever think of coming back to Nigeria. thats why its said if you are earning around 200k plus in naira per month , Abroad is not for you to relocate rather for enjoyment . but people wey dey do factory work ,shift work join , wey they enter danfo ,and molue join , wey dey sweat for body like fowl for naija , nah them abroad and relocation fit work for. People wey be say them get strength to dey do 2 to 3 jobs in a day , people wey no dey look uche face. Person wey never get AC for Car , Those ones would do everything to adapt to the new environment.

I swear you just hit the nail on the head!!! Lemme tell you my uncle's story. For so many years he's been trying to move abroad and he's been duped a couple of times. He got admission and refused to go to school saying the Nigerian system as being useless!! He's been working as a security guard for several years and the while family saw him as being useless and having no ambition! Everyone gave up on him! Omo this uncle of mine had all his mind in the US and it's either USA or nothing!! Then in 2017 God picked his call and he got a visit visa to the USA for a conference in NEW YORK Omo before he left withing a week the while family raised 900K for him plus his own little savings so he left. After the conference in NEW YORK , he moved to another State then started planning numerous legal ways to legalise his stay. He knew he had to look for ways to legalise his stay withing the 2yrs his visit visa was valid. So to cut story short , he applied for Asylum with a valid reason and he employed and immigration lawyer mind you the moment he applied for Asylum he was given a temporary work permit of which he could use to work pending till when his Asylum case is being determined , he was also given an accommodation and Food stamp. To cut the story short , he was granted an asylum and he now enjoys benefits in the US. As of today he has a house he bought in the US , A car , he has a land in Nigeria too and he's been helping family members to some extent. So I would say for someone who has only WAEC and was working a security job in Nigeria living a good life top earners live in Nigeria I would say moving abroad brought only good tidings for him. 2yrs back he collapse at work and And 911 was called they came ASAP was administering first aid to him right in the Ambulance until he got to the Hospital. Dr said something about Kidney stone or something I can't recollect but he called his siblings and told them about it Omo everybody don begin dey plan how them go start praying and fasting Omo the next day he called and said the Dr operated on him and it's been resolved!!! Now tell me if he was in Nigeria na mortuary in for land!

So looking at my uncle's case Omo if you no what's you're doing and you're so determined to move abroad not cos you're being forced Omo you go make am abeg!! In 2019 he even tried to help 6 members of the family come over!! He paid money for our passports and Visa application fees but Omo dem deny all of us ooo!! So for me Abroad anytime any day!

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by Zeinymira(f): 9:00am On Jul 05, 2021
Is there any Nurse/Doctor who regrets moving abroad?

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Re: Do You Regret Leaving Your Lucrative Nigerian Job For Abroad Menial Job by juman(m): 9:01am On Jul 05, 2021
Life is continuous struggle.
If you live abroad you should be prepared to double your struggle to be highly successful.

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