Nigerians are doing exceptionally well outside the country. Most scientific breakthroughs and discoveries, Nigerians are part of the contributors in the international community.
One Samuel Aboki posted on LinkedIn the feat of a Nigerian Igbo lady who was elected into the Canadian legislature after 150 years.
The lady, Uzoma Asagwara is the first black person to have been elected into the Canadian legislature (Manitoba Province) after 150 years. This means for the past 150 years, no black has ever entered into the country’s legislature.
Samuel Aboki who posted it called on Nigerians to celebrate her for that great achievement. And the commendations began to pour in from different place, left, right and centre.
Chukwudi Okoli, a customer support specialist and client relationship officer of a firm, congratulated her for such achievement in a white country.
He wrote: “Congratulations Uzoma, This is a great achievement. I am happy but also sad at the same time because we keep losing our brightest citizens to the Westerners one way or the other.
“The ones born over there refuse to return to their motherland, our brightest minds over here are emigrating to the western world and we end up losing both ways with respect to the development of our country; Nigeria because of only one factor; “A Non-functional system”.
Ugochukwu Nwanguma, a business manager at Advans La Fayette Microfinance Bank, said by 2030 Nigeria population would be more or older citizens than younger ones. Germany is currently experiencing same but for a different reason of non-reproducing while younger immigrants are coming in. I beg if you see same opportunity what would you do?
Tolu Mayowa, a business analyst, said: “What we need in Nigeria is a complete revolution… It’s not what any group of persons can just wake up overnight to do… the truth is that revolution is blood-demanding.”
Bertram Onwuegbule, a pastor with The Redeemed Christian Church of God, noted that “more of our Igbo youths should be encouraged to continue to globally push the frontiers of history, since within Nigeria, the evil irredentists continue to occupy our daily spaces and activities with the retrogressive reshuffling of antiestablishment forces who scuff, dilute and retrogress Nigeria’s developmental agenda for the sake of primordial, beastial chauvinistic pursuits of hackneyed and ignoble revanchist destructions.”
Akintokunbo Adejumo, a principal trainer and consultant, Affinity Libra Ltd, Ibadan and ATA Libra Associates, London, said “I’m particularly proud of her. I was the Master of Ceremonies at her parents wedding back in the 80s in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her father, Prof Prince Ken Asagwara is a friend and brother to me. Congratulations to Uzoma.”