If you don’t know how you are blessed, you will think your father’s farm is worse than your friend’s father’s farm. Do not be deceived, Nigeria is not the best country but it is a good one.
$1 is #500 and so what?
Let me elucidate from my little experience. Can anyone in the USA use $1 for breakfast? No. But in Nigeria #500 will feed you for breakfast and lunch. The majority of people’s monthly house rent (self-contained apartment) in the USA is $1,000 and above, and that is your own 2-year rent.
Have you ever paid for insurance before, insurance in the US is $280 and that is almost #100,000 monthly?
When last did you pay monthly phone bills? I pay almost #40,000 monthly and if I don’t, they are going to block my SIM. Your own MTN can be there for months without a recharge.
When last did you work on Saturday and Sunday? This I do compulsorily and on regular basis.
Don’t get me wrong, the USA is better than Nigeria, depending on which angle you are viewing it. Do you want to hear the truth? Many people in Nigeria live a more fulfilling life compared to their counterparts abroad. Forget about all the packaging on social media and give credit to the good life you are living.
Do you know why they always come to Nigeria and rush back quickly? Because bills are counting and elongated freedom will put their lives into jeopardy. If you, as a black, attempt to emulate the whites, they will kneel on your neck. Apart from Congo, no citizens in the entire universe enjoy life to the fullest than Nigerians.
You are abundantly blessed but you don’t know until you get a visa and relocate to abroad, that is when you will know that your 8hrs job in Nigeria with the free weekend is awoof. With 8hrs job abroad, you can only pay bills, you will need another 6 to 8 hours to save for the future and plan your life.
The truth is that the grass is green everywhere, it’s lack of vision by our politicians and the skewed religious practices (which placed emphasis on miracles) that ascended Nigeria onto a myopic tentacle of complete inertia.
“Nigeria is not the best country but it is a good one” is originally written as ‘DON’T EVER CURSE YOUR COUNTRY‘ by a brother in the diaspora.