- A Nigerian man has advised people who are planning to leave the shores of the country to be mindful of what they post on social media
- The man with the Twitter handle @drpenking disclosed that his doctor friend was denied visa to Australia because of a thread she made about homosexuality in 2017
- @drpenking's friend was termed homophobic and denied visa for a scholarship he won for his master's degree
A Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @drpenking has taken to the social media platform to advise people who are planning to leave the country to be mindful of what they post online.
@drpenking said his doctor friend was denied visa to Australia for a scholarship she won for masters in public health because of a thread she made about homosexuality in 2017. According to @drpenking, they said his friend was homophobic.
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He said the tweet was not homophobic, adding that his friend only outlined the dangers of homosexuality and warned people against it.
In his words:
"If you have Japa plans be mindful of what you tweet o. Today, they denied my Doctor friend VISA to Australia for a scholarship she won for Masters in Public Health because of a thread she made about Homsexuality 3 years ago (August 23, 2017).They said she is homophobic. Christ!"
Nigerians took to the comment section of the post to share their reactions.
"Abeg Abeg.. I go still tweet about it. It is wrong. Make them call me homophobic. I will accept it with my full chest. If she is a Christian, she will understand that God has better plans for her and she will be alright las las."
"That's discrimination. Let her not worry, she will get something better."
A tweep said God had better plans for the friend.
"But wait... how were they able to dig out the tweet biko nu?? I mean its almost four years already! Omor!!!"
In other news, a Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @MRBRIKILA1 has recounted how his life changed for the better when he left the country for Canada.
The man said he wrote IELTS three times before he achieved the required score, adding that he passed the nursing exam at the first sitting.
In his words:
"Worked in a lot of hospitals and Nursing home...Bought my first house 3rd yr after got to Canada.....it was not easy for sure but the difference is clear clear..."