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My Nigerian passport automatically qualifies me for criminal check in China – Nigerian Investor

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The harrowing experience of being a Nigerian abroad has played out on a Nigerian verified Twitter user named Bosun.

Read his pathetic story below:

“I applied for a Chinese visa in London yesterday. With my British passport, I was categorically told my express application will take precisely 3 days. While going through my papers, the officer realised my company is a Nigerian based company and the story changed!

“I was asked to produce my Nigerian passport & not eligible for express service as the office in China will have to run a special check on my application. Average turn around time is 4 days but no guarantee as it depends on “what they find”. From being 0 risk to potential criminal”

“This is just one of the many harrowing lived experience of a Nigerian (+ black male). How do Nigerian rich folks survive this horrendous reactions to our poor reputation? It is a major source of stress for me. I can’t imagine my kids living through this.”

Bosun then went ahead to discuss the issue that led Nigeria to that notorius reputation overseas – cybercrime.

He lamented that Nigeria was not doing enough to combat the problem of cybercrime, which according to him, has become a “social problem.”