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NIGERIANS SCUM OF THE EARTH
Nigerians seem like scum of the earth these days, treated without respect nor dignity. Libya bores that reflection. The situation in that African troubled country where Nigerians are sold as merchandise is born out of several causes and actions. From the destruction of Libya by the West to the immigration conspiracy of European countries and the inaction of African leaders.
According to some social observers, Nigeria is not the only country in Africa, but yet it has the greatest migrant population outside its territory. It is believed that in Libya alone, there are over 500,000 Nigerian migrants locked up in detention camps.
Many people have argued that the push factors of poverty, massive unemployment, poor health care, lack of access to education, boko haram, herdsmen attacks and the plight of Bakassi returnees have continue to expose Nigerians to precarious situations outside its borders.
The social inaction of Nigerian leaders have also prompted her young population to seek alternatives for better life, since they cannot find peace and justice in their beloved country. Several of them that have been interviewed have reiterated their determination to reach Europe at all cost, even if it means putting their lives at risk over and over again.
Corrupt Nigerians politicians are to be blamed for what is happening to Nigerians in Libya.The selling of Nigerians as merchandise in Libya is the repercussion of their senseless embezzlement of state funds and mismanagement of political power.
In actual sense, they are the ones that have plunged the nation into this mess and made it a spectacle of ridicule in the eyes of the world. They have turned Nigeria into a minnows and a beggarly country.
The ongoing happenings is a clarion call for youths in Nigeria to take their destiny in their own hands.