Africans living in voluntary and compelled exile:
Do we deserve the “comfort” of exile, if we are only concerned about the comfort of our immediate families?
We all realize that a country like Nigeria has become a lion’s den, and many of the citizens feel trapped inside it.
We realize that many countries, especially Nigeria, treated us badly, and continues to treat its citizens without care, deprived of the basic amenities of life.
But: when we reach the land of exile, should we not reach back and do something for those who are trapped in the country?
When I left, I swore I would never return to Nigeria. I know of people who tore their Nigerian passports after reaching the land of exile.
But do we have a responsibility to those who are unable to leave?
I am not speaking of distributing money and material things to the beggars: do we have any responsibility to salvage Nigeria from the leeches?
And if so, what can we do?
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