Thursday, 2 November 2017

How Nigerians get to overseas illegally

Nigerians are notorious for doing whatever it takes to go abroad.
This usually means illegal ways to get into Europe or North America or generally anywhere that is considered better than home.

The poor state of infrastructures and a high cost of living have made many Nigerians travel to other parts of the world to start all over again. The economic hardships of the 80s and 90s saw an exodus of Nigerians leave the country in a massive brain drain.

Embassies of nations like the United Kingdom and the United States of America where choked full with people who wanted to leave Nigeria for a better future. This led to an unpredictable problem of demand being greater than supply.

Even with the US visa lottery scheme of the 90s, there were too many people who wanted the visa to a country in Europe or even in Asia. With so much demand and little supply, Nigerians started coming up with schemes to beat the system.

One of the most popular schemes is for young Nigerian men to marry white women (usually old women) for immigration papers and visas. This racket still goes on till today. Once the guy gets abroad he swindles his wife and abandons her with his papers intact.

It's a love swindle that is very vibrant. White women still fall for the scam of bagging themselves a black lover. Most times, they end up being used.

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