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”
My Nigerian passport automatically qualifies me for criminal check in China. I am now going to miss 2 potential investors meeting in Paris (hopefully not more). This is untop of the cost of returning to London with "The Nigerian" passport.— 'Bosun Tijani (@bosuntijani) July 30, 2019
“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.”