Popular Nigerian comedian, Aloma Isaac Junior better known as Zicsaloma has taken to social media where he reacts to the “Japa Syndrome” that has become a trending conversation among Nigerians most especially youths.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, comedian Zicsaloma said that he doesn’t admire being a second class citizen in another man’s country.
This reaction from Zicsaloma comes in response to several congratulatory messages being poured on the people who are continuously leaving the country.
Zicsaloma in a lenghty note tweeted, ” I don’t know, but I feel somehow when I see people congratulate people who ‘japad’. It seems everyone is hopeless about the Nigerian situation; being a second class citizen in another man’s country is not something I admire at all.
About my last tweet about ‘Japa’. I never said anyone can’t leave Nigerian if it’s their dream. I am just concerned about the mass relocation which in my opinion, seems like everyone has totally given up on the country and If every has that mind set, we can’t stand and fight…
Many young people do not even care about the country they are going. They just wanna leave. No wounder I have met some of my friends in some of these countries (wouldn’t want to call names) and they live in worse situations than when they were in Nigeria.
Before you japa to a random country, inquire about their immigration laws and not just becos the country is fine. Of course, I would not want to post screenshots of Nigerians in some countries begging for funds to clear their overstay and return to Nigeria.
So I made that post because It is my dream to see Nigeria work and not because I have money in Nigeria – as many of you think. I first traveled to South Africa and Dubai before I became a house hold name in Nigeria and did not think twice about returning.
I still have faith in my country Nigeria. I might not be the popular voice you hear on social media ranting about bad government but I really want young people to stand and ensure this country works. How would someone who wants this feel when every young person you turn to
says, ‘omoh! once I just see chance, I don comot for this hopeless country’. Everything I said is my opinion about how I see the whole ‘japa’ thing. Let’s learn to be civil with our opinions and arguments without attacking the person but the argument.”
See screenshots of his tweets below;
See reactions below;
busolamidaniels_: There is so much sense in what he is saying. A lot of people leave the country and do demeaning jobs where they go to. Many people who have left are looking for ways to come back. If at all you must go have a job opportunity or atleast a well paying business in Nigeria if not you will suffer.
amgine_e: But you a skit maker will go and give birth to your kids abroad. Such a clown. Whoever wants to relocate, and for whatever reason, should please do so. ASAP sef.
savoury_cravings: Not every GOOD advice is GOOD FOR YOU, know what suits your life and act accordingly.
cheemaoz: As an Igbo man in Nigeria, I am a third class citizen in my fatherland so moving to be a second class citizen in another country is a win in my books. Talk to me when you don’t have money to feed for a day and have to always wake up to hatred from people you have never offended. Next!
everything_you__need_store: Na because u don Dey count money now now, if na before wey nobody Dey see u or sabi ur name I go talk am? If dem give you the blue passport you no go drink to stupor?