Fleeing Nigerians: ‘We were better off in Libya’

Date: 06-03-2011 6:32 pm (11 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 6-03-2011 06:32 PM (11 years ago)
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Some of the Nigerians evacuated from Libya in the wake of the ongoing unrest in the North African country said yesterday that they “would rather live in Libya than in Nigeria” because they are better off there. The returnees, who told Daily Trust that they have three different names – the one they use in Libya, the one they have on their passports and the one they were known by before going to Libya – gave their names as Muhammad Ibrahim and Ibrahim. They both hail from Abia State.

 

They said, “The living condition in Libya is better than what you have in Nigeria. Life is cheap and the level of security is quite fantastic. After the crisis, we would be ready to go back (to Libya).”

Some however said that they found themselves in Libya on their way to Europe. They have variously spent between four and 17 years in Libya.

One of the returnees, the professional boxer Bash Ali, who said he was in Tripoli for medical treatment, commended the Federal Government for the evacuation exercise and the courteous and speedy response of the concerned agencies.

“I am proud to be a Nigerian… I am proud of this encouraging exercise. Home is home… and home is sweet. Nothing is more comforting than to be among your people at home,” Bash Ali said. He said as an African, he was not happy at the turn of events in Libya, saying that the crisis was caused by bad advisers rather than by a single individual.

Sources at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) also told Daily Trust that 80% of Nigerians living in Libya hail from Imo, Anambra, Edo, Abia and Delta states.


Posted: at 6-03-2011 06:32 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- popo2009 at 6-03-2011 06:42 PM (11 years ago)
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As long as I agree that Nigeria is a failed country to her citizens
I will not agree that Libya is better than Nigeria...If they think so
then they should go back there and leave us alone
Posted: at 6-03-2011 06:42 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Chikemags2 at 6-03-2011 07:23 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: popo2009 on  6-03-2011 06:42 PM
As long as I agree that Nigeria is a failed country to her citizens
I will not agree that Libya is better than Nigeria...If they think so
then they should go back there and leave us alone
The only different between Libya and nigeria is that Nigeria is a democratic nation, apart from that Libya is far far better, as u can see, they were forced to come back, they didnt want to return. They use what they have accordingly and their government make sure there is enough for the citizens, no suffering, the only problem is that one president as been there for more than 40years.
Posted: at 6-03-2011 07:23 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- moniconyez at 6-03-2011 07:37 PM (11 years ago)
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Hmm
Posted: at 6-03-2011 07:37 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- princedafe at 6-03-2011 07:57 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: popo2009 on  6-03-2011 06:42 PM
As long as I agree that Nigeria is a failed country to her citizens
I will not agree that Libya is better than Nigeria...If they think so
then they should go back there and leave us alone

wellsaid and supported

bunch of ingrates
Posted: at 6-03-2011 07:57 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Fois at 6-03-2011 07:59 PM (11 years ago)
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Popo2009, they are not holding u ooh. I don't blame them. They found life and comfort in Libya, why won't they love to stay there. My Life got better when I left Nigeria, but I am still proud to be a Nigerian. I searched for a good Job my whole life but I knew no body, so I couldn't get one but here (not in Lybya  though) I did not need someone to fix me up. As long as u are qualified, u will get it. now am doing alright.
Posted: at 6-03-2011 07:59 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Neglito at 6-03-2011 08:05 PM (11 years ago)
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@popo2009 Libya is better because she has electricity naija don't.
Posted: at 6-03-2011 08:05 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Danidgr8 at 6-03-2011 09:25 PM (11 years ago)
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I agree wit u @mails4prince,9ja na really empty barrel.... giant of africa witout notin 2 show 4 it,i beg make dem change dat name 4rm "giant of africa" 2 "ant of africa".
Posted: at 6-03-2011 09:25 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ohboyent01 at 6-03-2011 10:04 PM (11 years ago)
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As long as I agree that Nigeria is a failed country to her citizens
I will not agree that Libya is better than Nigeria...If they think so
then they should go back there and leave us alone


wellsaid and supported

bunch of ingrates....well I'm gonna join them in condemin' 9ja... Never been 2 libya but can confirm free food is given to all retired citezen and they have a welfare estate... Wot do we have?? Crooks 4 govt official, rundown facilities,insecurity... I think I'll take up all d space if I continue with all d problems of nigeria... Let's stop defendin' a failed state, I knw it feels bad and hurts when we get abused but maybe when we stop denyin' dat d place is a shit hole, then maybe we'll be able 2 start rebuildin' it.....
Posted: at 6-03-2011 10:04 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- ajanni at 6-03-2011 10:06 PM (11 years ago)
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why returning to nigeria ? since you know you prefares the life in libya to that of nigeria , group of ungreateful useless acclaimed citizen of nigeria , i am directing my msg to those who hold the view that they prefare the life in about to colapse country called libya, and not the good ones amongs the returnees, i think the authority should investigates very thoroughly those that claimed they have three difference names, those are the criminals from ABIA tarnishing the images of nigeria world wide , why not each and every one of them beares their fathers name ? why mohammed ibrahim , and ibrahim to disguised as a muslim ? libya is not an islamic republic ,and even if its so , there are so many non muslim working and living there very peacefully , even in a country like SAUDI ARABIA which is purely a muslim country , they do have a non muslim working and living in almost all their towns and cities except in their two holiest cities of MAKKAH and MADINAH,
why should that of nigeria be so difference , except for the bad ones in our midst, if they spoils them selves , they should not try to tarnished the image of all of us , expecially the good ones amongs us
Posted: at 6-03-2011 10:06 PM (11 years ago) | Grande Master
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- ILOVEIT at 6-03-2011 10:09 PM (11 years ago)
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You can't compare Nigeria with Libya coz there's absolutely no comparison....Libya standard of living is far better than Nigeria,no question about that.we should

say the truth when we see one..there's no area you can point out that Nigeria is better than Libya.....Is it so-called Democracy huh?Nigeria is no different from

Libya in that area,coz what we have is a recycle system of government...Basic standard of living, Libya win hands down!..Healthcare system, Libya win!...

Education system Libya win...Social system, Libya win hands down,we don't even have that in Nigeria. Giant of africa for where huh?

ONLY IN CRIME,BRIBE AND CORRUPTION...

Posted: at 6-03-2011 10:09 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- chyke123 at 6-03-2011 10:16 PM (11 years ago)
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if u like it or not,libya is far better than nigeria even at dis point of
political unrealities libya is stil better than 9ija.
ol boy no comparison!
Posted: at 6-03-2011 10:16 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- estilizo at 6-03-2011 10:27 PM (11 years ago)
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ok agreed libya maybe better than nigeria but there is no place like home.

Posted: at 6-03-2011 10:27 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 6-03-2011 10:40 PM (11 years ago)
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there is no even need for any comparision between the btwo country , i believe only the bastard childs that are always pointing to their fathers house , i am a nigeria no matter the condition weather i am at home or away, and i am very pround to be
Posted: at 6-03-2011 10:40 PM (11 years ago) | Grande Master
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- chyke123 at 6-03-2011 10:50 PM (11 years ago)
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HOME IS HOME,U CAN LIVE AN MAKE ANYPLACE UR HOME,AFTERALL ABRAHAM
LEFT D LAND OF HIS BIRTH 2 UNKNOWN PLACE WHICH IS ISRAEL 2DAY.( BIBLE)
ACCEPT DAT NIGERIA IS NEVER BETTER DAN LIBYA. PUNTO!!
Posted: at 6-03-2011 10:50 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- ILOVEIT at 6-03-2011 11:55 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: estilizo on  6-03-2011 10:27 PM
ok agreed libya maybe better than nigeria but there is no place like home.
agreed!!

Posted: at 6-03-2011 11:55 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- nwamazzi at 6-03-2011 11:56 PM (11 years ago)
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first of first i want to  welcome  all of you that come back from so called Libya, i don't blame you peoples just because of you see free fright and you are here toking  making mouths  ungrateful bastards, go to many African, country's and ask them how did them manage and escape from Libya, them will tell you guys, stupids criminals don't worry all of you guys will go back,  and the crisis  will stat again then let me see how you peoples we survive it, if that i am the president i will first get all of you guys arrested immediately you guys alive in airport over here in nijer,  because is all of you guys that spoiling Nigeria name over there, bringing bad names for nijer, like example  all woman over there special Benin girls there all  doing prostitute phyuking Libyan guys over there i was in Libya in2007 i see what there are doing there i go out from there immediately then all man that live there are doing 419  calling it face to face doing fake native  doctors    infarct may god forgive you peoples  because you peoples have committed many atrocity s  over there nijer is not good today is you guys Cos it, stupids guys.

Tongue
Posted: at 6-03-2011 11:56 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- ajanni at 7-03-2011 12:04 AM (11 years ago)
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how about the MEND? where they licence to kills ? why those bad eggs will use the muslim name in a muslim country ? why don,t they bears their father.s name ? like john , ameachi , emeka , anyawu and onye osi and so on ----
Posted: at 7-03-2011 12:04 AM (11 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Pointzero at 7-03-2011 12:52 AM (11 years ago)
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the returnees have spoken their mind........i wonder y some people wont understand the fact that they weren't forced 2 say it,rather is 4rm their experience n opinion.

Posted: at 7-03-2011 12:52 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- silviasilvestet at 7-03-2011 01:16 AM (11 years ago)
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is very funny how people view life ones they are out from a critical situation. thanks to the present adminstration that rescued them from the lions mouth. instead of appreciating what they have and coming home ,which many of them cant afford to fly on their own and have being frustrated for years in libya.
lets them go back if they think libya is better and maybe would have stayed their. good or bad. naija is home.
Posted: at 7-03-2011 01:16 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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