Apart from being the biggest black race in the world, Nigeria has been referred to as the ‘Giant of Africa’, the biggest economy in Africa, Africa’s most popular and populous country and has played the role of a big brother to many Africa nations including South Africa. Nigeria means different things to different people.
We brings you 5 of the most common things foreigners think of Nigeria…
Crude oil: The first thing most people know about Nigeria is the abundance of crude oil in our country.
Boko Haram: This is a group called the People of Sunnah for Preaching and Jihad”. It’s an Islamic extremist group based in North eastern Nigeria, also active in Chad, Nigeria and northern Cameroon. The group’s leader is Abubakar Shekau. The group has alleged links to al- Qaeda but in March 2015, it announced its allegiance to the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant.
Corruption: is a persistent menace in Nigeria which has so far brought Nigeria’s economy to its all time worse. President Muhammadu Buhari defined corruption as the greatest form of human right violation.
Internet scam: An Internet fraud is the use of Internet services or software with Internet access to defraud victims or to otherwise take advantage of them.
Kidnapping: Kidnapping in Nigeria is more like a business. Most foreigners actually think ones they step into Nigeria, they’ll be kidnapped.
Which of the above do you think comes to mind first?