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Entertainment of Friday, 6 January 2023


Some Nigerians are worse off abroad - Zicsaloma

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Comedian Aloma Isaac Junior, popularly known as Zicsaloma, has faulted the desire by youths to relocate (japa) to other countries.

According to the skit maker, being a second-class citizen in another country is not something to be proud of.

He said seeing individuals congratulate others for successful relocating to another country gives him a weird feeling.

He argued most of these people who eventually ‘japa’ are forced to live in meaner conditions than they did in their home country.

Stressing he was not against anyone’s desire to relocate, Zicsaloma noted he wished everyone could stay back and fight for a better Nigeria.

However, he advised they should do proper research about the country they wished to travel to before making the trip.

Zicsaloma in a lenghty tweet thread said: ”I don’t know, but I feel somehow when I see people congratulate people who ‘japad’.

“It seems everyone is hopeless about the Nigerian situation; being a second-class citizen in another man’s country is not something I admire at all.

“About my last tweet about ‘japa’, I never said anyone can’t leave Nigerian if it’s their dream.

“I am just concerned about the mass relocation which in my opinion, seems like everyone has totally given up on the country and if every has that mind set, we can’t stand and fight…

“Many young people do not even care about the country they are going. They just wanna leave.

“No wonder I have met some of my friends in some of these countries (wouldn’t want to call names) and they live in worse situations than when they were in Nigeria.

“Before you japa to a random country, inquire about their immigration laws and not just becos the country is fine.

“Of course, I would not want to post screenshots of Nigerians in some countries begging for funds to clear their overstay and return to Nigeria.

“So, I made that post because it is my dream to see Nigeria work and not because I have money in Nigeria – as many of you think.

“I first traveled to South Africa and Dubai before I became a household name in Nigeria and did not think twice about returning.”