This is getting out of hand....The politicians who allegedly stole monies should suffer alone!..Why should Innocent Nigerians Abroad suffer with them?ATM Cards are not working,Mr President do something!
I am not the only one crying..Buhari times affects Nigerians all over the World!
Khalid is also crying....
Interestingly the following morning, I woke up with some basic needs that I need to access cash using my ATM card, I was so confident to the extent that I have only 20 Pakistani Rupees on me at the moment, after inserting my card and making all the necessary inputs, surprisingly my card was denied twice, I wanted to try for the third time, but I then thought of losing the card and I refrained.
Subsequently, I called my colleagues studying here in Pakistan on Islamabad campus and narrated my ordeal to them, they told me that they have had similar experience, in fact one of them had to borrowed money to settle his problem,when it will function again? only God knows.
For God’s sake, what kind of country is Nigeria becoming? How could the felonies of some minority affect the entire ordinary innocent citizens? Is Nigeria the first or the only country in the world to enter the so called “recession”?
The point I am trying to make Mr President here is that, we are from very humble families and trying to access our legitimate money to maintain our studies in foreign countries and we were denied. We have no other options at our disposal Mr President, please how does the Nigerian government expect us to survive? By begging our colleagues or asking our Institutions to give us education and pocket money?
I am sure thousands of Nigerian students are experiencing similar challenge across the world. Please Sir, this is a serious threat to our future and to the Nigerian future as well.
With all due respect Sir, some of your children studied abroad and I am very sure, without sufficient access to foreign exchange, they wouldn’t have made it to the end. Please Sir, consider this message I am sending to you as if it were coming from your biological son, studying in London (or Pakistan in my case), telling you that “Please daddy, my ATM card has been blocked from Nigeria and I have only £ 20 cash on me, please daddy how do I survive, I need to take care of my basic needs. Daddy I really don’t know what to do, I have no body to ask for money over here, please daddy do something”. This is exactly our situation over here Mr President, not only me, but thousands of Nigerian students abroad. Your Excellency Sir, you have had several education and training abroad as well, you certainly could imagine how it will feel to be far away from home with uncertainty on how to maintain your stay (the means is there but we can't access it).
Please I am appealing to you Sir, we are your children and we do belong to our dear country Nigeria, please do something to reverse this harsh situation, so as to ease our engagements away from home.
May God bless our President and our dear country Nigeria''.
Khalid Garba Mohammed (PhD Student from Pakistan)