A Historical Reminder of How Nigerians Treated Fellow Africans
Our compatriots in South Africa are today indirect victims of the sins of their fathers. No sin goes unpunished! On April 15, 1985 the Hon. Minister for Internal Affairs, General later Senator Mamman Magoro announced that the almost 700,000 African immigrants in Nigeria must leave by 6pm on May 10, 1985. Most were from Ghana with others from as far as Gambia to Central African Republic.
These fellow Africans had come here for work and economic opportunity. They were not allowed to leave with more than N22 then the equivalent of US$30 irrespective of their life savings, number of properties and quantum of investment. They were officially robbed! Trust us as many Nigerians took undue advantage of the chaos to unleash all manner of mayhem on them. It was a sad period for African solidarity.
Fast forward to present day when these Ghanaians after their humiliation out of Nigeria through discipline and focus with sheer hard work and purposeful leadership have turned their country around. Today they don’t need any visa to visit South Africa. Meanwhile we the so-called “Giant of Africa” are here looting Shoprites and burning MTN outlets!
The new norm in our nation are frequent blackouts and growing insecurity. The fault neither resides in DSTV offices nor Protea Hotels. It is in us! Nigeria now needs its own version of JJ Rawlings! As Fela would say in ITT
~~ from an anonymous
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