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Work in Nigeria

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Work in Nigeria

Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:07 pm

Hi I have been offered a job in Nigeria. What are the things I should get ready for and what should I be perpared for.
I have never been there before so all comments will be greatly accepted.
Thank you.


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Re: Work in Nigeria

Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:06 am

Hi Kiwi
I lived in Nigeria, a few years ago but I don,t think much will have changed unfortunately, trying not to depress you too much but it is a huge culture shock, the poverty and the threat of attack to ex pats make it a very strange place to live. However I did get used to it, and as I am due for a move to Saudie maybe it is not as srange as I thought.

 

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Re: Work in Nigeria

Post Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 12:16 am

Scotty-Dog, My name is Jerry, and I am thinking of moving to Owerri, Nigeria in August of 2010. I have a very good friend in Owerri. You mention that you lived in Nigeria, and you say ". . . the threat of attack to ex pats makes it a very strange place to live." Would you please elaborate on that comment? Also any advice for me about being safe? My e mail is hoopsguy38 @ yahoo.com, and I hope you can write me there. I also have friends in Lagos, and I have visited Owerri, Lagos and Aba. Take care. Jerry

 

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Re: Work in Nigeria

Post Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:30 am

Hiya Kiwi Bruce

I wouldnt go. My dad worked there for 5 years. They are not very nice people at all. He saw some horrific sites. He had to stay locked up in a compound because of armed lutters. They poisoned him at the hotel he went to for a meal. He was nearly a gonna. It lasted for days.He was consistantly robbed from passports and money. They even removed his passport so he couldnt escape for who he worked for. He was beaten up really badly one night .

 

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