“To Japa is nice however at what price?” – US-based Nigerian man laments after lacking over three essential household occasions

US-based Nigerian man laments

A Nigerian legal professional based mostly in the US has taken to Twitter to lament the draw back of relocating overseas in quest of greener pastures.

The person who goes by the deal with @ike_obiora revealed that shifting abroad has induced him to overlook three main household occasions, together with the funeral of his beloved grandmother who raised him and his two uncles.

In accordance with the person who was reflecting on the disadvantages of relocating overseas, he’s involved that his youngsters will miss out on the thrill of bonding with their cousins and prolonged household.

 US-based Nigerian man laments

He concluded by saying touring out of Nigeria is nice however it’s pricey.

Learn his full post beneath,

“Japa! Japa! Japa! At what price?

I used to be raised by my Grandma, she died 3yrs in the past & I wasn’t there.

My Uncle died 2021, I wasn’t there. One other of my Uncle simply died yesterday, and I gained’t be there once more.

I haven’t seen a few of my nephews since their start.

At what price once more? ☹️

I don’t even need to begin counting essential occasions within the lives of family and friends that I’ve missed.

To japa is nice, little doubt, however at what price precisely?

Households are separated for dwell solely to reunite once more on the burial of their mother and father, if all will probably be there.

I grew up bonding with my cousins at Grandma’s home. We are going to at all times be there for “Ụka Nne” celebration chanting “Nnem ife dị mma ka mụ ga-emere gị” music after overfeeding on ụkwa and Co. Christmas, New yr and Easter celebrations are usually not neglected too.

Now, all the things is pointing in direction of me elevating youngsters who won’t ever get to have that familial bonding & relationship with their cousins and different relations. Not as a result of I need to, however as a result of it’s what it’s.

The very factor that made us who we’re, are eroded on day by day foundation.

Nigeria actually must work. We are able to’t proceed like this in perpetuity.”

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