CEM REPORT | Nigerians living in Northern Cyprus have kicked against the statement of the chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, warning Nigerians not to travel to the country.
A statement by Daniel Oyelaja, Lefkosa Coordinator of the Nigerian Community in Northern Cyprus explains that Northern Cyprus is safer than any part of Africa, especially, Northern Nigeria.
He also called Dabiri-Erewa to apologise for allegedly misinforming the masses noting that Northern Cyprus is safe, adding that the major problem here is the high cost of living which is a global challenge.
“The Nigerian community in Northern Cyprus says no to misinformation. The misinformation about the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is uncalled for by the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri, a statement said.
“We are glad to tell the whole world that Northern Cyprus is safe,”
“Northern Cyprus is safer than any part of our country, Nigeria. Northern Cyprus is safer than Northern Nigeria. We are in safe hands here in Northern Cyprus.
“The people of this country are lovely, kind, understanding and accommodating.
“I thınk thıs country and all Nigerians in Northern Cyprus deserve an apology from Abike Dabiri for the misinformation that put our friends and families into unrest and worry,
“the major problem here is the high cost of living which is a global challenge.
“Nigerian policy makes it worse by limiting our Naira card to $20 per month. That is less than 400TL and 400 TL cannot feed you comfortably for two days (N8000).
“I think the Nigerian government should focus more on domestic challenges and please make the home habitable for every living thing as we have in Northern Cyprus.
“We are also using this opportunity to appreciate every citizen of this great country, especially the police of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus who have really proven to us that police are truly our friends.”
Recall that CEM reported that the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) warned Nigerians against travelling to Northern Cyprus.
The chairperson of the Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, noted that Northern Cyprus is only recognised by Turkey, and does not have robust mechanisms that would enable the federal government to pursue justice for several Nigerian students killed there.