In Nigeria, the new and trendy activities is relocating out of the country as the situations and economy seem not only stagnant and unpromising, but it keeps getting worst every day. The norms is to find greener pastures that hides in other countries. People leave the country in guises of schooling and working in other countries that have control and positive measures working within them.
As a Nigerian planning to relocate to a different country, there are some countries you should avoid in your quest for a better living, these following countries are toxic to Nigerians;
- Indonesia: The Nigeria’s House of Representatives was moved to address the violation of the human rights of Nigerians in Indonesia after Arinze Igbweike died. He died after he was taken into custody with some other Nigerians by some immigration officials. This happened in March 2022. Some Indonesia officials had been filmed torturing a Nigerian consular officer previously in August 2021. Making it certain they will continue to lash out unjust treatments to Nigerians no matter what.
- United Arab Emirates (UAE): This country was formerly a popular vacation and relaxation spot for Nigerians. However, UAE seems to be tired of having Nigerians in their country, so they banned Nigerians from applying for Visas and even cancelled already submitted applications without making a refund. When alarm was raised by a Nigerian about how unfair the treatment was, UAE jailed her for violating a cybercrime law.
- India: In 2021, a Nigerian activist in New Delhi shared how Nigerians were victims of inhuman treatment — ranging from illegal experimentation for COVID-19 vaccines to the death of a 43-year-old Nigerian, Leohand Lyeanyi after a police officer allegedly assaulted him.In October 2022, 60 Nigerian students fled Genoka University after Indian students beat and abused them on the football field and in their hostel.
- Northern Cyprus: The Nigerian government has flagged Northern Cyprus many times as hostile to Nigerians. At least 100 Nigerian students studying there died under questionable circumstances between 2016 and 2020 but nothing has been done to address their cases.What’s worse about Northern Cyprus is it’s not a country recognized by anyone in the world other than Turkey. This means the Nigerian government can’t have direct diplomatic engagements with them to help Nigerians when they run into trouble there.
- Libya: In 2018, the United Nations (UN) released a report that detailed the horrors Nigerians face in Libya — from unlawful killings to gang rape, arbitrary detention, torture, unpaid wages, slavery, human trafficking, racism, and xenophobia. Between April 2017 and February 2022, 19,452 Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya.
These Five Countries should be avoided in your relocation plans if you are a Nigerian.