Johnson Babalola, a Toronto, Canada based immigration lawyer, uses dialogue style to address the myriads of problems that make many Nigerians seek refuge in the West. Examples are in the areas of electricity, water, public transportation, healthcare, education, the justice system, infrastructure, safety, pension and others

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Despite seeking medical help and finding no issues, her husband’s behavior began to change, turning abusive as he blamed her for their inability to have children.
Consider the builder who compromises on quality for immediate gains, only to find himself bereft of repeat business. Blaming others, including imagined witches and enemies becomes second nature, obscuring the opportunity for introspection and improvement.
As they drove away, BD offered TK reassurance. “Sir, I’ve known you for five years as a caring and brilliant lawyer. Unbeknownst to you, you’ve helped at least ten people I’ve referred to you with great success.
In the face of such uncertainties, it becomes imperative to prioritize self-care amidst life’s demands. While we pursue our ambitions and fulfill our responsibilities, we must also nurture our well-being.
Helpfulness is ingrained in many of us, driven by a genuine desire to make a difference in others’ lives. Yet, amidst our acts of kindness, we mustn’t lose sight of our own needs and well-being.
Yet, amidst these disheartening tales, there are glimmers of hope. As my friend aptly pointed out, it’s a two-way street. While some Nigerian professionals may succumb to discriminatory behavior, others rise above it, treating clients based on merit rather than ethnicity. It’s a principle we must all strive to uphold, not just for the sake of others but for our own dignity and self-respect.
The essence of fairness lies in embracing the diversity of voices, recognizing the inherent value in everyone, regardless of their perceived intelligence, talent, or quickness of thought. It is about fostering an inclusive environment where everyone has a seat at the table, where every perspective is heard and respected.
May this Easter bring about a profound awakening, repositioning, and relevance in our lives, where our worth and contributions are recognized and celebrated by all. May the warmth of genuine love and care envelop us always, guiding us through every challenge and triumph. Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.
Months elapsed, but BB’s health showed no signs of improvement. KC grew restless, torn between concern and guilt. Ultimately, he resolved to return to Nigeria, sharing his plans only with his mother and a trusted friend there.