A Nigerian man identified as Nonso and with the Twitter handle @Serioussist has come online to share his family’s relocation story.
In a tweet on Wednesday, January 20, the man said he and his wife left Nigeria, a move that he called a “hard reset”, suggesting they were at their lowest low when they did.
Nonso added that they left everything behind with the determination to start a new life in Canada.
According to him, at the time they did this, there was no family or friends in their new home country.
Two years after that brave move, in 2021, the family bought their first ever house in Canada, a mark of great success.
See his post below:
At the time of writing this report, his tweet has over 38,000 likes with hundreds of comments.
WOTHAPPEN compiled some of the reactions below:
“Guy, many guys you left behind in Nigeria has built mansions in Nigeria.”
“How many mansions have you built? How many big cars do you own?”
“When is mortgage house become buying a house? African learn to differentiate between buying a house and getting a mortgage house.”
“Rest. It isn’t a free house. Payments will still be made on the mortgage. At the end of the day, it is his money that will be spent not yours. Free yourself from displeasure.”
“Congratulations. But there are many like you back in Nigeria who built their own houses during this same time period too. Don’t create the impression that there are no possibilities in Nigeria or that everyone in Canada is able to buy a house. Canada has homeless people too!”
“Congratulations to you and your wife. Life is an adventure! You took the risk. There’re many hardworking people who have worked for years in sectors like Oil and Gas, Telecomms, Banking, in this country I don’t want to mention, and they still can’t afford to buy their own homes.”