10 Reasons Why Many Countries Do Not Like Nigeria

Nigeria is a wonderful country to be in. It is the most populous country in West Africa. It is no surprise that quite a number of persons from another country are moving to Nigeria, and many are still want to come to Nigeria.

Living in Nigeria has its downside of course, and it is important to anybody who wants to come to Nigeria to know some of the dark sides of the country before making a move.

Reasons Why Other Countries Do Not Like Nigeria:

Like l said earlier, there are some worst things about living in Nigeria, and in this article, we will be looking at, at least 10 reasons why many countries do not like Nigeria. Below are some of the reasons.

1. Because Of Noise:

Almost all the commercial cities in Nigeria are noisy. It seems persons doing business in these commercial centers raise their own voices anytime they talk.

It is sometimes most difficult to have a nap in these commercial cities as the horns of motor vehicles can be so disturbing and confusing.

Most markets and some of the bus stops are the worst because it becomes difficult to negotiate with a trader without shouting. Even in the night, the silence is usually interrupted by religious night vigils and night prayers..

2. Because Of Traffic Congestion:

To move around Nigeria is not a simple task. That is why most people living in urban centers have to make sure that, they leave home early in the morning when going to work, otherwise the likelihood is that, they will have to spend hours on the road because of traffic.

The situation is, even more, worsen during the evening time when people are returning from work to their homes. People usually expressed tempers as they will be sweating and getting uneasy in vehicles when stuck in the traffic.

People from developed countries usually find traffic an annoying experience, and experiencing it for the first time, can be suicidal.

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3. Lack Of Saving Culture / Spending Carelessly:

Nigerians as a people do not have saving culture, they work for the money and do not know how to save their earnings.

The people will secure a job or engaged in one business or the other with the desire to make money. They actually make the money no doubt, but to save becomes the hardest to do.

You can even see that people in other countries who perhaps, are not making as much money Nigerians are making, but are engaging in projects beyond Nigerians financial capability.

4. Pickpockets And Scammers:

Nigeria is known to be the home of con people and pickpockets. When it comes to this type of crime, Nigeria is miles ahead, and you cannot beat them for it.

The problem of pickpockets seem to be in almost every busy cities in Nigeria, and seeing people working the streets, it is difficult to know who is an honest Nigerian.

Persons coming in from other countries may have been stranded in one way or the other after falling victims to either scammers or pickpockets.

5. Taxis Are For The Rich:

In almost every city in Nigeria, hiring taxis is expensive compared to .other cities in other countries. That is why, it is said that taxis in most of the urban cities in the country are only for the rich, and not the common man.

Some of their charges within a particular city can be a cost of traveling from one state to the other within Nigeria. And peradventure, you are a visitor and you do not know the place well, then be ready to run the risk of paying double.

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6. Longer Rainy Season:

Living and doing business in Nigeria during the rainy period, especially in the southern part of the country, can actually be a big headache for you.

Rains in Nigeria are a usually heavy one and will be falling for several hours. Sometimes, it will drizzle, and sadly the drizzling can last for so many hours.

Roads will be flooded with waters, and both the motorists and pedestrians are bearing the brunt of the problem. The pedestrians, while working in the water, will be splashed by the moving vehicles.

7. House Agents / Landlord Problem:

Securing accommodation in Nigeria can become a risky adventure. Before you can secure an apartment, you will need a trusted agent.

And one important thing here is being careful, where you put your money, otherwise, you may end up putting your money into a wrong hand.

Many house agents usually rent out accommodations to even more than one person and it can be difficult to tell until the person paid for the apartment and is ready to pack in. At that time, your eyes would be opened to see that you were scammed.

8. Mondays Are Hell In Many Urban Cities:

Mondays in most of the cities in Nigeria are not actually for those feeble-minded individuals. On Mondays, hell is let loose, why because people will be hurrying to return from rural areas in order to catch up with work or school in the urban centers, while those in urban areas would be hurrying to get to the office or school in time. That is terrible, and traffic on Monday is usually heavier and frustrating too.

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9. Demand For Tip / Bribe From Security Officials:

Although nobody forced you to give out your money, the feeling that some security officials are demanding some amount of money from you on the road is quite annoying, even visitors to the country have complained about this.

This security personnel will expect you to give them some amount of money, even in the bank, and sometime the expectation will come from the fast food attendant. It is worrisome!

The police will want some money, and the office security will want some money, and the food attendant will want some money, it is unfortunate.

10. Problem Of Gate crashers:

To organize a party in Nigeria, there are areas that require that, you will make a plan for your guest and also make a plan for the gate-crashers.

You cannot necessarily keep these set of persons away and if you fail to also provide for them, the likelihood is that you may risk a confrontation.

You will expect your guests to come with their friends, which is normal, and their friends’ in-turn will bring their friends who also will invite their friends, and the invites go on and on.

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Living in Nigeria has its downside of course, and it is important to anybody who wants to come to Nigeria to know some of the dark sides of the country before making a move. However, l have in this article be able to give reasons why many countries do not like Nigeria.

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