Many Nigerians on Twitter, has blasted The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) over a post asking Nigerians to “think deeply” before accepting “bogus” offers of a better life abroad.
On Saturday, the agency shared a post containing a short message to Nigerians via its official Twitter handle.
“Hey Guys, you may need to think deeply over that bogus offer of a better life abroad. You may end up in modern day slavery. Not all that glitters is gold,” the message read.
The move by the immigration, Naijamouth understands is to raise the alarm over immigration fraud, especially human trafficking, soon become a source of condemnation.
— Nigeria Immigration Service (@nigimmigration) April 3, 2021
Most Twitter users who commented on the post lambasted the agency, and also lamented the unavailability of passport booklets.
Checks reveal that in recent weeks, Many Nigerians have not been able to collect their passport booklets, owing to scarcity — but on Wednesday, Muhammad Babandede, comptroller-general of NIS, said they are now available in centres across the country and overseas.
Hence, when the Twitter post was shared on Saturday, many took out their frustration on the agency.
Some users were not bothered by the message but by the quality of the flyer posted by the agency.
They wondered why the agency could not engage the services of a professional graphic designer.
Below are some reactions.
Abegi, is it your modern slavery abi glitters and gold? Free the booklets make we comot. Enough hoarding already.
Every sector in Nigeria dey compete on who shameless pass.
— Mhithi Jespersen. (@SirMhithi_) April 3, 2021
Just say una no get booklet.
— Corona is still outside. Do the needful, folks! (@NosaAguebor) April 3, 2021
Pay your workers, first then you can lecture us about modern slavery.
— Major Gen. OLUCHI
Co-ask, as if travelling to another country for treatment when there are hospitals in Nigeria isn’t modern slavery
— TOLUWALASE (@Jenke_baby) April 3, 2021
You cant even hire a N20k graphic designer… Fuck your message. https://t.co/rQaqxJOkaa
Even JAMBs’ WhatsApp Status tweet is better than this. https://t.co/b3tdbquDYo
— downquark (@downquarkup) April 3, 2021
For the second time can you guys just stop acting like graphic design tools are hard to learn. Did this in Canva in less than 5 minutes.
— Design Chief Priest
What is it with these guys are shitty graphics? https://t.co/bnJhZKg1az
— Enenebe Eje Oru (@feline_eye) April 3, 2021
The message not only sucks, the graphics was terribly designed.
— Akintunde Babatunde (@olorunwababs) April 3, 2021
Your graphics department needs new staffs cos what the fuck is this
— Ruqayyah Fundssss
Of late, the social media activities of government agencies and officials have come under intense scrutiny.
Last week, the Joint Administration Examination Board (JAMB) used WhatsApp screenshots to make an announcement, a development that elicited criticisms from many Nigerians on Twitter.