Working Conditions in Nigeria

Well, you must have observed that I do not follow a particular pre-arranged outline of topic, this is going to be the trend; I shall be writing about whatever comes to mind. In the last post, I wrote on President Trump and his image which followed the discussion on the working conditions in Nigeria and now, I am back on that topic.

From What I Hear

Having left Nigeria at a very young age, I do not have any personal experience of seeking a job or actually working there but I do have family and friends with whom I keep in touch and seldom visit. They tell me many things about happenings in the country, keeping me updated and informed. About the work conditions, they disclose that it isn’t just bad but gets worse by the day.

Several of my love ones in Nigeria are out of job and are critical about their chances of getting one. The information they share confirms that the condition and status quo of many job openings and positions which you’ll get here are much worse over there, with remunerations on the downward spiral periodically and job availabilities getting rarer. This seems to be the general thing not only in Nigeria, but in the world today.

This is why I encourage people here to be more thankful for what they have. Many outside this shores would do anything to be in their shoes and have the same opportunities.

What Nigerians Think of Donald Trump

This post isn’t intended to defame anyone or malign any nation, but aims to shed more light on the distinctive views of the United States President, Donald Trump in different parts of the world and how it has affected the Country’s global image using Nigeria as a point of reference.

Similar Circumstance

A higher percentage of people in Nigeria think President Trump is arrogant and is a bully. They often express their concern on how America handles world affairs believing that with Donald, the United States of America has become entirely selfish and only considers the interest and gains of America without taking into account other countries’ interest when making foreign policy decisions. This is believed to be the general perception of possibly the most revered world leader in every nation of the world.

Further from that view, the black race countries see President Trump as a racist with no love whatsoever for the African continent; this has not been helped by his several outburst labelling the continent “shithole”. In the media, it was learnt that during an oval meeting about immigration reform, he referred to African countries as “shitholes” and more recently, it was alleged that he labelled the first Africa Leader he has met at the white house, the Nigerian President, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has lifeless after their meeting earlier in the year.

Many Nigerians in spite of everything still have a soft spot for President Trump, as they see him as a powerful figure that understands their plight, sympathizes with them and joins them in disagreeing with the corrupt African leaders. Many also supports him because of his religious views and his take on certain issues like homosexuality and abortion.