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Nigerians to NiDCOM: ‘We are safer in Northern Cyprus than our country’

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairperson/Chief Executive of NiDCOM

*The Coordinator of the Nigerian Community in Northern Cyprus says ‘the misinformation about the Turkish of Northern Cyprus is uncalled for…. We are glad to tell the whole world that Northern Cyprus is safe’

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Nigerians living in Northern Cyprus have disproved a recent  comment credited to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairperson/Chief Executive of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), warning them not to think twice before travelling to the country.

Dabiri-Erewa late August 2022, had cautioned especially young Nigerian students against going to Northern Cyprus.

The NiDCOM Chief stated that several Nigerian students had been killed in the region, which she also said was not recognised by the United Nations (UN).

However, Nigerians living in the country have responded that ‘anyone who is not informed will be deformed.’

Daniel Oyelaja, Lefkosa Coordinator of the Nigerian Community in Northern Cyprus, in a statement issued Monday, September 5, said Dabiri-Erewa should apologise for allegedly misinforming Nigerians.

Oyelaja stated: “The Nigerian community in Northern Cyprus says no to misinformation.

“The misinformation about the Turkish of Northern Cyprus is uncalled for from the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri.

“We are glad to tell the whole world that Northern Cyprus is safe.”

According to him, Northern Cyprus is safer than any part of Africa, especially, Northern Nigeria.

“Northern Cyprus is safer than any part of our country, Nigeria.

“Northern Cyprus is safer than Northern Nigeria. We are in safe hands here in Northern Cyprus,” said Oyelaja.

He also noted: “Northern Cyprus is safer than any part of our country, Nigeria.

“Northern Cyprus is safer than Northern Nigeria. We are in safe hands here in Northern Cyprus.

“The people of this country are lovely, kind, understanding and accommodating.”

The Coordinator further stated: “I thınk thıs country and all Nigerians in Northern Cyprus deserve an apology from Abike Dabiri for the misinformation that put our friends and families into unrest and worry.

“The major problem here is the high cost of living, which is a global challenge.”

The statement added: “Nigerian policy makes it worse by limiting our Naira card to $20 per month. “That is less than 400TL and 400 TL cannot feed you comfortably for two days (N8,000).

“I think the Nigerian government should focus more on domestic challenges and please make home habitable for every living thing as we have in Northern Cyprus.

“We are also using this opportunity to appreciate every citizen of this great country, especially the police of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus who have really proven to us that police are truly our friends.”

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