People have migrated as refugees from war zones in Africa - Sierra Leone, Liberia, Somalia, Uganda, Congo, CAR etc. Driven out of their country by hunger, death, war not for economic reasons but the fear that they may not survive the next day or their limbs could be cut off..
They abuse regimes, abuse politicians but you won't hear them curse their country. Despite being refugees, if you abuse their country you may be in for a shocker.
Somalis abroad will beat you up if ridicule their country. My uber driver in Paris was an Algerian..
He left Algeria after some terrorist attacks in 2013, during our trip, he tried to convince me to visit Algeria and some North African countries. Nigeria is not evil, Nigerians are the problem. The politicians, civil servants, law enforcement agents and private citizens.
Every family in Nigeria has contributed to the mess. The more you ridicule Nigeria, the more problems you create for people carrying the passport. The image created becomes a problem for everyone.
Canada is a result of over 100 years of development, wars against invasions,
People were forced to join the military in Canada, the US is a product of massacres, civil war. Every monument in France tells you a story.
Nigeria is a reflection of Nigerians whether you like it or not. The society is a reflection of who we are.
If you have the opportunity to change it here, do it. If you have to chance to migrate, move and have your peace.

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