TRUTH BE TOLD, THE ONLY THING NIGERIANS DREAM OF IS LEAVING NIGERIA.
Sometimes I ask myself, these people that conduct census in Nigeria and come up with figures in hundreds of millions, are they okay? Are we sure they don’t fabricate numbers and feed us as data? But when I step out and see the kind of traffic that shuts down the entire city, I say to myself, those guys must be doing something right but here is the thing, people, especially Nigerian millennials are jetting out of the country on a daily basis at an astronomical number.
This trend is evidently visible in the field of medicine as doctors and nurses flee the country in large numbers for the sole purpose of finding greener pastures. So they leave friends and loved ones to go start a life elsewhere, but as we all know, the grass is always greener on the other side until you go and experience the hardship there or actually find what you dreamed of, however, the fear of the unknown is not about to deter ambitious Nigerian youths as many have returned to say how they are enjoying their lives in whatever country they travelled to. I asked a couple of people over the week, that if they had an opportunity to leave the country, would they take it. And each one of them answered saying that they’ll leave before the next heart beat irrespective of the country they are leaving for
This is a major problem in the society; the Nigerian Dream is to travel abroad with the hope of making something meaningful out of their lives. Well, I don’t blame them, a lot of things seem to be out of place in the country but the question is, if they all jet out, who then would fix it?
Before now, it only used to be educated persons that dream to leave the country, now even unskilled labour has found out that there are countries that will pay more for their level of expertise and as such, they are ready to leave the country faster than I can finish this article. If Nigeria was a book, I’m sure it’ll be a dusty old book that Nigerians themselves would never take off the shelf but foreigners will always indulge themselves to the treat. In as much as citizens jet out, foreigners tend to flock into the country in their numbers.
I just feel sorry for the next generation because they are the ones about to reap the decadence earlier generations have caused. The generation Z, already have it in their subconscious to leave the country but many millennials are just waking up to this reality.
I wonder what would become of Nigeria in the next couple of years if this trend to should continue. Kindly leave your thought in the comment box below; let us know what you TINK.