Nigeria’s image has been dented so bad that multiple institutions abroad, especially in Dubai, have begun rejecting Nigerians who are applying for school or jobs.
To prevent Nigerians from applying at all, a number of these companies added a clause in their job adverts stating that candidates of every nationality can apply except Nigerians.
A vacancy for merchandisers was advertised by Shirley Recruitment Consultants in Dubai. However, they stated that they do not want Nigerians.
“Male or female African candidates except Nigerians,” one job advert from Dubai reads.
Another reads: “Candidates of every nationality, except Nigerians, should apply.”
To make matters worse, Nigerian students are also affected.
A Nigerian who applied to SANS Technology Institute in the US was denied admission because he stated that he’s from Nigeria.
A Nigerian applying for a tourist visa to Dubai also shared a screenshot of the rejection mail he got telling him that “Nigerian passport holders are not permitted to obtain a tourism visa to the UAE in the meantime.”
Nigerians have blamed the discrimination on the activities of criminals who give Nigerians a bad name abroad.