Young Man Becomes Canadian Citizen, Says He’s Glad He Took the Decision to Leave Nigeria Years Ago

Young Man Becomes Canadian Citizen, Says He’s Glad He Took the Decision to Leave Nigeria Years Ago

  • A Nigerian man, Babatunde Omotoye, has celebrated becoming a Canadian citizen about seven years after he relocated
  • The young man said that the journey was not all smooth as he went through a lot like working at a factory to pay tuition
  • Babatunde said he is super thankful for the opportunities that the country gave to him, adding that his relocation move was worth it

A young Nigerian man, Babatunde Omotoye, has taken to LinkedIn to speak about his new success of getting Canadian citizenship.

In a post on Wednesday, August 17, he said his journey in the foreign country that has now become home started six years and seven months ago.

Babatunde said he is glad he relocated years ago.
He said his journey was full of ups and downs. Photo source: LinkedIn/Babatunde Omotoye
Source: UGC

I am happy about the brave step

He added that despite everything that he has been through, he is happy he took the step. To get to where he is today, Babatunde had to work menial jobs at a factory so that he could pay school fees.

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The young man stated that he is very grateful for the opportunities that Canada gave to him. He revealed that his new status now gives him the opportunity to vote.

Relocation could be hard

He told people that relocating to another country is not an easy task as it could take a big toll on one’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.

Babatunde added that though not everyone can come to Canada, whoever takes the step to relocate would be so thankful for the decision.

A part of his post read:

“Finally, in 2015, I embarked on the bravest journey of my life. This is not to encourage anyone to follow this same pathway, yours might be a different one form mine, but whatever it is, keep grinding and I know everything will work out for you.” compiled some of the reactions below:

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Oluwabunmi Amosu said:

"I tap into this great testimony."

Isaiah ebhodaghe said:

"Congratulation brother."

Yeminifie Wilfred Deigh said:


Abiodun Adetola said:

"Congratulations Tunde."

Another Nigerian man succeeded

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian man identified as Ayo Phillips narrated how the sacrifice his parents made 20 years ago made him what he is today.

In a social media post on Wednesday, January 27, Ayo said that his parents used their property to get a $1600 (N610,000) loan for his one-way ticket to America.

According to Ayo, his life has been transformed since then as he is now a co-owner of a big business in America with an opportunity to succeed beyond anybody's imagination.


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Joseph Omotayo (HOD Human-Interest) Joseph Omotayo has been writing for the human interest desk since 2019 and is currently the head of the desk. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, with a degree in Literature in English in 2016. He once worked for Afridiaspora, OlisaTV & CLR. He is a 2022/2023 Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking fellow. He can be reached via:

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