Their loss. Their kettle of fish. Their lot.
Probably what the average Nigerian thinks about the possible deportation of Nigerians from the U.S.
I thought like that too, until two days back. I was watching the 10 o’clock news on Channels and was already giggling at the interviews of Nigerians in diaspora.
Gbam. It hit me. I HAVE FAMILY OVER THERE.
Jeez. I could feel my mood deflate like a bad tyre. I actually do have family over there that will be affected by this.
This is what it means for you and I. You might not be directly affected, so you go ahead to make ‘funny’ jokes on Twitter, even goring people’s oxen in the process…oh, well.
But you are affected:
Remember your sister over there who is pursuing a nursing program, and your big brother who finally just got his visa after 6 years (remember your testimony in church) and travelled there for better business opportunities.
Or remember your single mum who has been shuttling between U.S and Nigeria making ends meet for you and your siblings?
So, go ahead and laugh. No longer funny, is it?
MLKJ (Martin Luther King Jnr) once said something which I think is apt for this situation: ‘Injustice somewhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ I agree.
So, stand against it or sit and laugh, you’re soooo affected.