If we know one thing, it’s that Nigerians are vocal. Very vocal. We can’t be oppressed or suppressed.Who wan try?
And with social media, ain’t nobody holding us down.We speak our mind.
But what happens when Nigerians fed up with our numerous problems attack the wrong person or party?What is going on here?
That is the story of Nasser Al-Saadi from Qatar and senior executive at Aljazeera, who got caught in the crossfire between the people of Nigeria and the National Assembly.Nasser’s relationship with Nigeria began in June of 2015. His Twitter handle came under attack from angry Nigerians when the National Assembly began giving more trouble than they already do. The members got a wardrobe allowance that totalled N8.64 billion!
As Nasser’s Twitter handle is @Nass, which is the same as the acronym ‘NASS’ for National Assembly, he got a lot of misplaced fury.
His handle literally became infamous on this side of the world.
His mentions were on fire. He just couldn’t take it.
But he soon began to see the humour in the situation and decide to embrace it.
He gave us listening ear.
And even began to champion for our rights!
And was sad when most Nigerians finally understood what was happening.
But he refused to change his handle.
He gave us updates about Nigeria.
Now Nasser and Nigerians are best of friends.
And he checks in with us from time to time.
And had chats about football.
The when all was too quiet recently, he wondered why.
And Nigerians had answers for him.
@Nass You assume wrong, we are quiet because nothing has gone more wrong than usual.— So Weird (@BodieLowber) March 7, 2016