"Don't Waste Time Abroad": Man Suffering Overseas Hits Jackpot after Returning to Nigeria with Wife

"Don't Waste Time Abroad": Man Suffering Overseas Hits Jackpot after Returning to Nigeria with Wife

  • A Nigerian man has shared his experience years after relocating abroad in search of greener pastures
  • According to the young man, he lived abroad for years with his wife, but they had nothing to show for it
  • However, they decided to come back to Nigeria, and years after their return, they were able to make it big

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A Nigerian man identified as @shamseddinGiwa on Twitter has shared his story of the struggles and challenges after relocating.

He moved abroad with his wife several years ago in search of a better life. However, they soon realized that the reality was different from their dreams.

Nigerian man makes it big after returning to Nigeria with his wife
Nigerian man makes it big after returning to Nigeria with his wife Photo credit: @shamseddingiwa/Twitter.
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The couple started their life in a single room within a shared flat where they were told when to use the washing machine or turn on the heater, even in winter.

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They found the jobs demeaning and tiring, and despite earning what they thought was good money, the exchange rate of their home currency deceived them.

They struggled to live an average life, and their marriage was strained due to their extreme work routine.

Giwa highlighted that many people who had relocated abroad also had it bad, with some having to send their spouses back home and their marriages going through even more difficulties.

He lamented:

“What's the point? Relocating will test you and your marriage in different ways. Please be sure before you copy anyone and sell all you have to move. However, if you find yourself stuck, have a good exit plan, even if it means coming back home to start over.
"Many people and marriages are breaking due to the pressure unplanned. Don't go this route, do your findings well, your home depends on it,” he said.

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He added that they were always at the home office's mercy, which made them feel unsettled even while working.

In the end, they returned home and quietly started over together. Decades later, everything they sought abroad got handed to them back home.

Reactions as man who relocated abroad returns to Nigeria, makes it big

@Lindig0190 said:

“Illegal migration is a disaster. Don't embark on it.”

@drham said:

“Interesting! The moral of this story is- do not engage in illegal relocation, and if you do, have 2-3 backup plans.
"Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well and carefully planned! I'm glad things are working well for you now!”

@Adetade6 commented:

“Maybe it's the oldskool in me, honestly, I have never for once consider iapa for any reason be it hustle or settling down.”

@Oluwakayy reacted:

“Moral of the story. Never leave your country as an illegal immigrant. That's the part you ought to have underscored. Most Nigerians leaving at this time leaves with student or work visa, so their reality is different. Of course, it's not all bed of roses but it's far better.”

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@WillsOgb reacted:

“I don't want to rubbish anyone's struggle or anyone's pain but this hard "japa relocation story" only applies to Europe and the UK, not the US. There are "illegal aliens" in the US and about 16 states recognize and go as far as allow illegal aliens to get driver's license in their states.
"Interestingly, these folks run multiple jobs and do better than most legal immigrants. Whether legal or illegal migration, it is important that you have an introspection. Although, I personally would not encourage illegal migration because the steps and journey takes longer than a legal migrant.
"Have a plan, learn skills, get certifications rather than tow the path of taking up "demeaning" jobs. Perhaps the only way your life can be destroyed as an Individual and you become homeless in the US is to venture into drgs. As long as you keep a straight head, you'll do well. Certainly not get legal immigrant or citizenship benefits, but at all at all. My two cents: Don't japa illegally. The vicious cycle is devastating.”

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Couple pack their bags and return after 25 years abroad

Meanwhile, Yen.com.gh reported that after a bold Black couple, Gerald and Kaleen Wilson, who are originally from the Caribbean but are now living in the US, have established an oil company in Ghana.

The company, Seven Streams Limited Company, has already hired a number of outstanding individuals in Ghana with the hope of expanding employment possibilities for many more Ghanaians.

Speaking to YEN.com.gh, Gerald said that he and his wife had been considering moving to Africa for more than 20 years because, in spite of all expectations, they had found it to be a place brimming with love, peace, joy, and optimism.

"No one prepares you for the feeling of growing up and seeing the people you love grow older too. I’m going to miss them," she captioned the touching video.

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