Anywhere in the world you visit today, you’ll see that Nigeria is negatively talk of the town, they are never known to be good people, though there are a whole lot of good ones. But on their side, the world thinks that the weed of crime bears bitter fruit. They do not care to know Which section of Nigeria you come from, and how often an indigence of a particular region has been caught in a mischievous act, once “Nigeria” is mentioned, “nothing good comes from criminal schemes”. That would be the final judgement.
“If Africans don’t love Italians, they will not come to Italy, since there are an infinite number of destination options, even for undocumented immigrants. But it pains me so much that the people we love do not love us, they optically discern Africans as devils, precisely Nigerians. When a black man greets Italians on the road, they won’t respond, when he goes to their church (Catholic) they’ll avoid his sit, they’ll also avoid his sit on a bus. There are many black Africans craving on the roads of Italy, they weren’t destined to crave, but it’s due to the situation they find themselves in Italy. Most of them have great erudition and expertise for different kinds of tasks, but because they’re black people, the opportunity of working in a company is less. I haven’t indited this to reprehend nor contradict the people of Italy, of course I love them and I will always love them, but I have written this to make them realise that everyone is human, no difference. However, It isn’t only Italians which are concerned in this matter, but they seem to be more xenophobic. In Nigeria where I come from, once we see white people, we treat them brotherly, we welcome and protect them even more than we protect ourselves, we do the same to other of our foreigners that are not white. We are not doing this because we are fools, but because we love foreigners. The Bible tells us how foreigners should be treated in twenty five chapters of the Bible, but I will only mention two; (Leviticus 19:33-34)(Deuteronomy 10:19) these chapters say “We should treat foreigners how we treat ourselves”. The Bible withal tells us that man was created in the image of God, but it does not inform us that the picture was Black, White, Coloured or whatever. So, I really don’t see the reason why there ought to be hatred among us. Whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Hindu or belong to any other faith, God is one, that’s the reason even us his children must be together as one, it does not matter your colour. So please, stop avoiding Black people, the colour is natural, It’s Not dirt nor disease”
You see, but today the story has changed, I have understood where their detestation for the Nigerians comes from. We’re THE CAUSE OF EVERYTHING
In my whole life I have never believed in “Cultism”. However, Cultism used to be considered as a group of people who have a religious or cultural identity, but today, it has grown into a different religion through creating a radical different theology, (Cannibalism) the killing and eating of another one’s own species. I have never sold nor taken hard drugs before, and I don’t have any intention of doing that until death knocks on my door. I have never paid a dime to a prostitute for sexual intercourse since I was born, and I don’t have any intention of doing that till I die. Formerly, I might have naively begged for presents from my loved ones in my childhood, therefore, I’d call that “youthful exuberance”, but I have never and will never think of standing on the streets of Italy begging for “cash” whereas I am not handicapped, I’m physically and mentally intact to work, even if it must maintain a mortuary, for as long as money comes out from there, I will be obliged to work it. Why?
I ask; has that not differ my individuality and character from yours? Is it not obvious that there are still some people who try so hard to stay good citizens just for the improvement of their respective societies?
In Italy, Africans especially Nigerians have been involved into cultism, which violates the law of the European union as a whole, their latest attitude is beyond imagination, and the matter concerning them has been tagged on the table, since they’re now viewed as DEVILS than ever. But if you follow the descendants of those law breakers, you’d find out that they’re always the very same people from a particular region of Nigeria, (Edo state).
Now I ask again; If you shield someone and he attempts to set your home on fire, what would you do? Would you blame the Italian authorities for whatsoever actions they may take against the Nigerians? .
I won’t blame them, because nobody cuts the finger that feeds him.
You took risk by traveling to Libya through “Sahara desert” and because of the ongoing persecutions and black slave trading in Libya, you couldn’t stay, you needed to take another risk to Italy through the Mediterranean sea, which I describe as “suicidal journey”, luckily, you arrived in peace and were welcomed by Italians harmoniously, they provide everything you need, let you wait patiently while your documents are on the process. Your duties would have been (giving God the glory) but instead, some of you decide to bring tears into the eyes of their rescuers.
You see, that’s the reason I have stopped being angry whenever Italians ignore my greetings on the road, I have stopped being angry whenever they prevent my sit on a public bus, and it does not pain me anymore whenever I go to work for them and they overlabour me as a servant.
I’m well decided to tolerate all. . Believing that God will vindicate me one day, because he knows the heart of everybody, he knows the innocent and the guilty. The area I get angry is that we are known as NIGERIANS. But there is one thing that people don’t understand, Nigeria shouldn’t be seen as a country, but a continent of FOUR countries, including; (Biafra, Oodua, Arewa & Middle Belt) they were partially joined as one by the British. Now, tell me why there should not be ideological differences.
Characteristically, BIAFRANS aren’t known as cultists, drug dealers, prostitutes, beggars and doers of other violative characters. Rather, we are famous for “Business” we work hard to maintain our reputations because Biafrans, especially the “Igbos” love to be admired everywhere they are, so, we respect ourselves a lot, too.
In Italy, it is tough to find an Igbo man into cultism, it is tough to find an Igbo man coping on hard drugs, it is hard to get an Igbo woman into prostitution, it is tough to find an Igbo person begging on the street, if not for the few of those who have been conscripted into doing all these because of greed, bad association, impatience and stupidity.
Merely to beat the rap, that is to evade punishment and certainty to all Nigerians for any offense committed by Nigerian.