Nigerian Dentist, Dr. Oluwatomisin Oso has berated UK-based Nigerians who often come online to complain about the standard of living in the UK.
In a series of tweets shared on the microblogging platform, Twitter, Dr. Oso tackled those who automatically expect their lives to change overnight and discourage others from coming because they do not experience the rapid change they expected.
According to him, it was unfair to expect sympathy from people who did not have the basic amenities they are enjoying abroad because they could not be patient.
“The things you left in Nigeria, did you build them in a year? Why do you want your life to suddenly transform in one year of japa? If you see progress, be thankful and keep pushing cos you’ll soon break through. Some of the things UK people say makes me puke.
You get here and suddenly things that were considered luxury in Nigeria become your daily reality. You get things you couldn’t dream of buying in Nigeria, but you’re pissed you don’t have 20 thousand pounds in your account 12 months after traveling. What happened to patience?
You complain about working too much, but you forget to mention that you get paid for every extra minute you spend at work. You’ve suddenly forgotten how you spent 5 hours on the road going to work in Nigeria, or how you got called in to do overtime without extra pay.
In your 12 months here, police hasn’t stopped you once, you’ve never heard sound of generator or constant blaring of horns. You have constant power and superb internet, eat whatever you want without breaking the bank. Anytime you feel ungrateful, remember why you left Nigeria.
We know how bad things are back home, no one going through the wahala in Nigeria will take you serious when you complain. Don’t look for sympathy from people back home, your quality of life is considerably better, yes I said it. Form a community and lament amongst yourselves.
Stop looking for Pele and ehyah from someone that’s not had light in two weeks. Thank you.”