Many members of my community have been in a sour mood ever since the kingmakers announced Bola as the new community leader.
Just last week, we were all in high spirits, pumped up to go out and choose a new leader. The three major contenders for the kingship had their own groups of supporters who even created interesting nicknames for themselves – ‘Obidients’, ‘Articulated’ and ‘BATified’.
When the winner was announced, both the Obidients and Articulated were left in a world of sadness, frustration and anger. Meanwhile, the BATified punched the air, rightfully, for obvious reason.
Now, more supporters in my community want to ‘japa’ to another community in the hope of better conditions.
The japa wave that’s about to hit Nigeria after announcing Bola Ahmed Tinubu pic.twitter.com/ULu3rcgj2I
— Oladejo Daniel Akinwande (@oladejoAK) March 1, 2023
Honestly, the conditions in my community haven’t been the greatest and many were looking forward to choosing a leader that will improve the standards of living here.
Japa is not a sustainable way to avoid Nigeria’s woes. Only 5% of Nigerians or less can afford 7m and more to leave Nigeria. Even when you leave, your family, friends and loved ones are in Nigeria. The only japa that solves all your problem is when you go with all your family.
— Solomon Buchi (@Solomon_Buchi) March 1, 2023
But is ‘japa’ really the solution?
We don’t have any other country. If you’ve lived abroad you’d know that there’s no place like home.
All the things we suffer abroad, if we had a good country no one will treat us like trash.
We NEED a country that works for all of us.
Japa is not a solution😩😩 https://t.co/J3erPoQNTI
— Jimi 🧡🕊🕊 (@Jimidamilola) March 1, 2023
Despite the current challenges we face as a community and in our democracy, remember that we are forever ‘naijarians’.
“Na to japa leave this country”
– Person wey no get money to even buy 2k suya pic.twitter.com/7WF0zIZ3EX
— 𝐕𝐀𝐑 🌴 (@Ziyechman) March 1, 2023
Many Nigerians are understandably frustrated. But let’s not lose hope in this country.
Photo source: Nairametrics