Nigerians in Dubai, some, not all, are going through severe hardship due to the sins of a few miscreants making life difficult for the more significant percentage.
In a monitored documentary on channels television, an eye-catchy angle presented via the broadcast was an aspect that revealed how tough living in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, is becoming for the majority of Nigerians.
According to the report, for instance, in Dubai, our citizens in that country cannot hide emotions anymore as many have started lamenting the incessant job losses.
Another critical aspect of the sorry situation is that most have been denied work permits as it’s now tough to obtain this document following the conduct of some unscrupulous element giving Nigeria a terrible image.
Nigerians in Dubai Lament Job Losses, Work Permit Denial
In his testimony, Bisi Kazeem, who was heavily affected by the restriction, is of the mindset that the Middle-Eastern Authorities are deliberately punishing the migrants for the errors of the non-influential population.
“As far as I’m concerned, I can only say maybe it is one out of 10, or 10 out of 100 Nigerians that are doing the bad things,” he said in a vox-pop with the television as mentioned earlier.
You would recall that stories of a ban on work permits for Nigerians living in the UAE first surfaced over two months ago; hence, the decision of UAE to Install job restrictions affected hundreds of legitimate as many are unable to secure new employment.
On his part, Mr Azeez Akogun disclosed that they are starving over there, adding that they are also facing much stress due to the setbacks from fellow countrymen.
Akogun, a technician, said many people are frustrated, including himself, “Every day, being at home without any income; it’s kind of crazy.
Meanwhile, officials at the Nigerian Embassy in the UAE say they are doing everything in their power to resolve the issue. Still, the question the victims are asking is, for how long?