Xenophobia: Tabloid headlines that show why Nigeria needs to bear some blame

Xenophobia: Tabloid headlines that show why Nigeria needs to bear some blame

With so many people aggravated by the xenophobic attacks suffered by Nigerians in South Africa, it is high time Nigerians look inward to see that foreigners are not totally to blame for the way they are treated abroad.

A look at recent headlines on tabloids gives a hint on the kind of behaviour Nigerians exhibit when they find themselves in a foreign land.

The common excuse given by many who leave Nigeria for foreign countries is that the economy in Nigeria is too harsh coupled with bad governance.

However, when they arrive in a sane climate where things work perfectly well and with so many opportunities for them to succeed legitimately, Nigerians are seen opting for crime and other get rich quick schemes.

This is why tabloids today are filled with headlines which talk about Nigerians getting deported from foreign countries due to crime and other illegal activities.

This has become so worst that even Ghana, a neighboring country which looks up to Nigeria, is now deporting Nigerians.

This calls for an inward look on the part of Nigeria to see what is really causing her citizens to become awful ambassadors in foreign lands.

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