Nigerians vent about not getting international jobs once they mention they are from Nigeria
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The past few days have been particularly tough for Nigerians as there has been so much negativity about them in the global media space. There have been several occurrences following a major clampdown by the United States of America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Nigerians over fraud-related offences.

The offences and charges have affected other Nigerians who engage in lawful businesses as Nigerians are now tagged fraudsters and drug traffickers. Getting international jobs is not easy for Nigerians. Many of them have complained of not being offered jobs anymore because of their nationality.

In a tweet which has since gone viral, a social media user identified as Aaron Chukwuemeka, @AC_aarony revealed how he lost a juicy job offer because he’s a Nigerian.

According to Chukwuemeka, he was in an ongoing online job interview, and everything was going smoothly until he was asked about his nationality. He said after mentioning that he is a Nigerian, the offer was withdrawn.

Reactions followed the post as people wondered why innocent citizens should be made to suffer for the sins of a few. They also condemned the discriminatory action taken by the company against Aaron.

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Nairametrics had reported that not less than 80 Nigerians were listed by the United States Government for engaging in fraudulent activities. The FBI described this as one of the biggest frauds that have gone down in history.

The United States Department of Justice released a list of the group of fraudsters who were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to launder money, and aggravated identity theft among other substantive charges.

Just some days after the FBI clampdown, about 23 convicted Nigerian drug couriers were placed on death row in Saudi Arabia.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. For group of people to commit offence,and for the whole country to pay for it,is not acceptable .Those that commit offence should pay for it and not the whole nation .Let all nations take note of this and make adjustment.

  2. For group of people to commit offence,and for the whole country to pay for it,is not acceptable .Those that commit offence should pay for it and not the whole nation .Let all nations take note of this and make adjustment. .

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