Nigerians In Canada Don’t Love Or Trust Each Other; They Patronise Ghanaians More Than Their Own – Canada-Based Nigerian Laments
Before you start blaming other African countries for developing untold hatred for Nigerians, you need to hear the heartbreaking story of a Nigerian businesswoman who recently closed down her African shop in Canada.
The painful story was sent to NaijaGists.com last night by a woman who used to own a big African food store in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
The woman said her shop located close to Williams Pkwy and Queen street in Brampton was forced to close down after fellow Nigerians refused to patronize her.
The lady who only identified herself as Mama Blessing said most Nigerians in Canada are not supportive of each other.
Before she closed shop and returned to Lagos, she said another African Food store called Lagos Market also closed down in a similar manner in Toronto after fellow Nigerians who supposed to be supporting the man, went shopping at an African store owned by a Ghanaian nearby.
She said Lagos African market on Jane street had to close shop for lack of business while her Ghanaian counterpart enjoyed overwhelming patronage from Ghanaians and Nigerians.
Back to the story of Mama Blessing.
After 2 years of struggle, she was forced to pack up shop.
“Tell my people back home to stop blaming South Africans and Ghanaians for having untold hatred towards Nigerians. You see while I was still struggling to stay in business, I used to see my fellow Nigerians driving down to the African shop of a Ghanaian close by, but what did I do to deserve this, why will fellow Nigerians not patronise me. At a point, I even hired someone to do flyers to distribute at all Nigerian churches in the Greater Toronto Area but all to no avail. I paid for ad in Nigerian Canadian Newspaper and it yielded no fruit while my fellow Ghana competitor is enjoying huge patronage from both Nigerians and Ghanaians. As a matter of fact, more Nigerians patronise her than Ghanaians.”
At the bottom of the email, Mama Blessing is interested in knowing Why Nigerians overseas especially in Canada are so jealous of each other.
We call each other brothers and sisters, yet we backbite and say unkind things about each other.
No other African countries are doing such here except Nigerians.
How can we expect outsiders to love us, if we don’t have genuine love for each other.
How can we move forward when we are filled with envy, jealousy and hatred for each other.
I think issues like this is why Nigeria is where it is right now.
No nation can move forward without love. That is one of our main problem.