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Japa: The Pitfalls Of Selling Properties To Travel Abroad: A Cautionary Tale For by Adeboye80: 7:27pm On Dec 06, 2023
By: Barr. Seun Adeojo

In recent times, the Nigerian landscape has witnessed a surge in individuals making the life-altering decision to sell their properties in pursuit of opportunities abroad. While the allure of a better life on foreign shores is enticing, it is imperative to dissect the multifaceted challenges and potential pitfalls that often accompany such decisions. In the light of the foregoing, the exodus migration socially known as Japa, may continue to exist if those desperate about travelling fail to understand why it is inconsequential to leave better offers for the superficial luring offers.

This article aims to provide an in-depth exploration of why Nigerians should exercise caution before parting ways with their properties in the quest for a new life abroad.

Firstly, the journey of selling one's property often begins with promises of a utopian life overseas. However, the stark reality is that many fall prey to unscrupulous agents and fraudulent schemes that dangle the carrot of prosperity. Delving into specific instances of deceit and exploring the psychological vulnerabilities that make individuals susceptible to such scams is essential in understanding the gravity of this issue.

Again, a significant number of Nigerians, having sacrificed their homes for the dream of a better life abroad, find themselves grappling with the harsh truth of dreary and low-paying jobs. This section will explore firsthand accounts of individuals who have faced the stark contrast between the promised opportunities and the challenging, often exploitative, job market they encounter upon arrival in a foreign land. Floodgate of tales have indicated that many Nigerians earning well from their jobs had ended up in rue after tendering their resignation letters for jobs in abroad. The jobs offered to them are not only dreary ones but somewhat denigrating. Infact, many had disclosed to journalists that jobs in the western world are no more lucrative as been presented by the employers.

But beyond the economic challenges, there exists the formidable hurdle of cultural adjustment. The complexities of adapting to a new country, with its distinct customs, languages, and social norms, cannot be overstated. Lack of preparedness for customs had engendered emotional toll for some because they had sold their properties to travel abroad,.

Embarking on a journey to a foreign land comes with a myriad of financial challenges. From visa fees to accommodation costs and unexpected expenses, individuals who have parted with their properties may find themselves navigating a financial labyrinth. Sadly, some Nigerians in abroad are lamenting the abysmal steps they took. The usual practice is that people do not only sell properties, they borrow lump sum to foot travelling expenses while same amount could be use to set up a very lucrative business in Nigeria. The dream of a better life can turn into a nightmare of debt and instability.

The ripple effect of selling properties to travel abroad extends beyond the individual to their families and communities. The disruption of familial dynamics and the strain on community ties cannot be ignored.

Conclusively, in the grand tapestry of life-altering decisions, the choice to sell one's property to travel abroad is a monumental thread. This comprehensive exploration underscores the importance of informed decision-making, urging Nigerians to weigh the potential risks against their aspirations. Striking a delicate balance between ambition and prudence is paramount to ensuring a secure and fulfilling journey abroad, free from the entanglements of scams and unanticipated challenges.

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