- Tolu Ogunlesi, special assistant to President Buhari on digital and new media is tackling people who relocate but keep talking about Nigeria
- Although he believes people can live and thrive wherever they want, he said some who left are still obsessed with the West African country
- Ogunlesi thinks there may be no treatment that can permanently “cure” people of this country as he advised they focus on their new life
Presidential assistant, Tolu Ogunlesi, has gone to Twitter to tackle people who leave Nigeria but still talk down on the country from their new locations.
According to him, some people after leaving the country still talk down on Nigeria even when they claim the topic is bad for their mental health.
It feels impossible to give up on Nigeria
In his tweet, Tolu mentioned how impossible it feels for some people to think of giving up on Nigeria. In an old tweet he shared alongside a new one, he said:
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"It somehow feels impossible to give up on Nigeria. Even all the people who insist they’ve left for good seem to spend most of their time thinking and talking about the country they left behind. It’s like there’s no treatment that can permanently “cure” you of this our country."
See his full tweet below:
Twitter users react to Tolu's post
As soon as he shared his tweet, many of his followers took to the comment sections to express their opinions on it. See some of the reactions below:
"Abi o. Foolish ones. When they are to be married, they will wear Nigerian clothes and fashion. When they go to church in their 'abroad" they will tie gele, wear agbada. They will eat better eba and egusi, but Nigeria has done them evil. Nigeria is in your hearts silly, bless her."
"Most Nigerians want a good country but don't want to be good citizens."
"Good citizens with 2 hours of power a day, fuel scarcity and exorbitant air fare without purchasing power. The ruling elite keep expecting 'model citizens' after running this country to the ground."
Man who left Nigeria set to return due to hardship
In another story, Legit.ng had previously reported that a Nigerian man who travelled to Canada was set to return after facing hardship.
The man was said to have left his well-paying job in Nigeria and travelled abroad only to be faced with hardship.
His story later went viral with some people doubting the authenticity of the fact that he resides in Canada.