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Nigerian Embassy Officials In Ankara Turkey Under Fire As Distressed Nigerians Protest

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Nigerian Embassy Officials In Ankara Turkey Under Fire As Distressed Nigerians Protest

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Oct 4, 2013 – Nigerian Embassy Officials In Ankara Turkey Under Fire As Nigerians In Distress Protest Abuse Of Office

The Nigerian Community in Turkey on Independence Day (Tuesday) staged a peaceful protest against alleged neglect by officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Ankara.

The protest, which was carried out by over 100 Nigerians resident in Turkey, lasted for over one hour with no official from the embassy to respond to their grievances.

A statement made available on Thursday by Mr. Chris Otuguor on behalf of the Nigerian Community in Turkey, said the protesters were compelled to embark on the demonstration following the nonchalant attitude of the foreign mission over the years.

The placard-carrying protesters alleged that the mission was totally disconnected from its citizens, adding that they were always ill-treated whenever there was the opportunity to meet with the embassy staff.

The statement read in part,” We, the citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Turkey deem it necessary, to stand united with a strong message to our home country calling for change. This has not been an overnight call neither is it one due to flimsy excuses.

“Over the years, there has been systematic negligence of duties and nonchalant attitude from the foreign mission here in Turkey. For a long time now the mission has been like a capsule, one that is totally disconnected from its citizens. Complains abound about the unprofessional ways and manners the staff deals with Nigerians in distress.

“These situations range from citizens under immigrations proceedings to the ones trying to obtain one document or the other to avail them to get married, regularise their stay and live better lives.

“We step back to address the issues of our dead citizens in prisons whose properties still await the Embassy to sign for and collect. The notion that all Nigerians in Turkey are ill-informed and up-to-no-good and so should be treated like outcasts by their own foreign mission and the idea of the mission waiting till issues are at their boiling points before intervening is not a way to render services to your people.

“The change we seek is peaceful, honourable and just. We need qualified and vetted diplomats with the love of the country and citizens at heart NOT businessmen and women who are here mainly to use state office and facilities for their personal courses.”

The protesters, therefore, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently effect the much needed change to change the present perception about the country’s foreign mission in Turkey.

[Culled from Punch Metro]

23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. boris

    October 4, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    so these people are the same everywhere I thought it only happens in italy

  2. Eva

    October 4, 2013 at 4:13 AM

    NIGERIAN EMBASSIES ARE USELESS ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!!!!!!

  3. Poyet

    October 4, 2013 at 4:20 AM

    Na waoooooooo every where? cameroon own their specialise in using the government money in dating universities girls

  4. bezo

    October 4, 2013 at 4:53 AM

    They should have wasted all of them as they were protesting, while we they be disgracing nigeria in turkey, what kind of pple is this, they should have killed them all for disgracing a great nation like naija in front of oyibo

    • Chukwuemeka Agha

      October 4, 2013 at 10:09 AM

      if you have nothing better to say why not zip up your mouth

    • samson adam

      October 4, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      Look at this mumu idiot…

    • samson adam

      October 4, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      bezo mumu idiot…

  5. Raymond

    October 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    Bezo!! what are you saying? disgracing Nigeria… as if Nigeria politicians have respect for themselves.. If the government decide to be enslaving its citizen what do you expect?.. Nigerian Embassies in every country are meant to protect Nigeria citizen in anywhere in the world, not applying wickedness and selfishness… if Nigeria is a better country for it citizen why would people travel to poor turkey..

  6. Greg

    October 4, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    @Bezo or whatever u call urself, do u have brain in that ur big skull? They were only expressing themselves for the way the embassy treats them and you are there saying nonsense. Well i doubt if you have ever left ur village before.

  7. murietys

    October 4, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Bezo u must stupid for saying that miserable statement if u were to be in their position or any of your family, will u pray for such thing?

  8. One love

    October 4, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    @Bezo, you must be stupid by writing nonsense here. Thunder should fire you there because you are not reasoning like a good citizen.

  9. henry clement

    October 4, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    OH,THEY ARE DOING IT IN TURKEY AS WELL,IN FACT SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENED RECENTLY,THREE NIGERIAN GUYS DIED OF ACCIDENT IN MALAYSIA,THE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT REFUSE TO SUPPORT THE NIGERIA ASSOCIATION THERE FOR THEIR BURIAL,IT WAS A SHOCKING AND SURPRISED WHEN THE NIGERIA AMBASSADOR TO MALAYSIA CALL THE ASSOCIATION ON MONDAY THAT THE MALAYSIA GOVERNMENT WILL USE THE THREE BODIES FOR EXPERIMENT IN HOSPITAL SINCE THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY 300,000 NAIRA EACH FOR THEIR BURIAL ,WHAT SORTS OF LIFE IS THAT,IS THIS HOW NIGERIA WILL CONTINUE TO RUN THEIR ADMINISTRATION AND DEVIDENCE OF THEIR DEMOCRACY? WHY WHY

  10. mulikat

    October 4, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Nigeria Embassy is useless and wicked all over the world,only money first in their pocket b4 anwser ,even ur call,Useless Country,i pray next world i dont come as Nigeria,a country where nothing work as normal,only backward.see ghana the way they take good care of their people,not to say togo.

  11. kalu

    October 4, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    the probleim in nigeria is racismm. a yoruba man dont want to see an igbo man atall. if u watch very well u will find out that the ambasador is a yoruba man. same with their hausa masters. or lost tribe like edo people. tell me, where ar u going with this your nonchalathan attitude? we watch and see.

  12. iron bar

    October 4, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    naija in mass exodus…about time ..we think home

  13. samson adam

    October 4, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Bezo you re very daft and idiot..

  14. Jolly

    October 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Na bezo mata una dey talk? Make una leave dat goat wey no knw road to motor park..de guy is such a fool.he writes nonsense all de time.i think he reasons wit his brain in his anus.he is so negative wit his write up..Ewu gambia

  15. Gentle

    October 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    It’s written,if ur border sins agaianst u go and tell him his fault.If he listens to u,you have gaind ur broder.but if he does not listen,take one or two others along wit u,dat every word may b confirmed by d evidence of two or three witnesses.If he refuses to listen,let him be to u as a Gentile ad a tax collector.Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.Nigeria Embassy be your brothers keeper 4christ sake..

  16. Nma

    October 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    @ Bezo, you are not suppose to have assess to internet because ur comments are always off point and does not correspond with positive ideas, I therefore command what ever you are using to get asses to internet, be it laptop, desktop or smart phone to crash.

  17. Gentle

    October 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    @Bezo,not what goes into the mouth defile a man,but what comes out of the mouth,this defiles a man. By ur words u shall be justified,by ur words u shall be condem.be careful!!

  18. Jo

    October 6, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    @ Nma, this ur prayer dey funny ooo haha. @ Bezo, u commented like a village mugu! Infact, how did u get access to internet bcos u are from animal kingdom. Shut up! if dont know wot to say.

  19. lucky

    October 9, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    Well am really shock dat some leaders till flaunts dere useless attitude all over d place..my people nigeria is getting worst each passing Day..what kind of country is this?so many abnormal things going on and president see it as normal./////God pls come to our rescue cos in 3 years ninja will be hell to leave wit.

  20. dada

    October 9, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    @bezo or wateva u call urself why won’t u shut ur rotten stinking hole u reason like hillbillies I bet u have no relatives abroad cos if u do u won’t pray for someone else families to be gun down, ur utterances is gonna be ur doom one day.

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