Mr. President, I like the freshness you have injected into American politics. You speak exactly what is on your mind and stay true to your sacred message of “America first”. You have remained steady while not concealing your despise for those you consider immigrants. You have been endeavored to execute your campaign vows and promises with a level of purpose we are longing to see more in African leaders.
In this regard I think African leaders have a thing or more to learn from you.While our landscape is littered with broken glasses of promises. Our nation, Nigeria is by no means the “Shit hole” you think it to be. I know, as most Americans, you obliviously think Africa is one nation. It isn’t Mr. President.
The continent of Africa is made up of about 53 countries.We know about the difficulty everywhere throughout the continent; high unemployment, inadequate public medical services, poor administration, and education systems that, while improving, remain underneath the level required for us to pull ourselves out of poverty. A large number of us are clear-sighted about our challenges, and how to handle them and are doing just that.Similar to the US, Africa is far beyond the sum of its shortcomings. It is a beautiful and lively continent occupied by proud individuals who day by day confront their problems head-on, with courage, ingenuity and creativity.Just like in any part of the world, some of our people go abroad in search of fortunes (or their safe havens), while others remain home. You need to visit countries like South Africa, Ghana, and our own Nigeria to see how an ever increasing number of African countries are embracing democracy, whilst building lasting organizations and vigorous economies that can offer their children the opportunities that have been hard to come by for so long.There is no perfect country, America isn’t the perfect place many of us naively think it is.
This is why I am inviting you to Lagos, Nigeria. We will be extremely happy to have you.To start with, let me inform you that Lagos is the most populous city in Africa, with a population of about 21 million people. This is more than double the population of New York, your most populous city. Because you don’t have a property in Lagos doesn’t mean we don’t have world class hotels here. We will take you at the brilliant Federal Palace Hotel where you will appreciate the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, or the amazingly beautiful Intercontinental Hotel.
There is likewise the Excellent Radisson Blu Anchorage which neglects the Cowry Creek. Furthermore, obviously, there is the Oriental from where you can get an exquisite night view of the wonderful Lekki Bridge.I heard you play golf, we could take you to Ikoyi Club, where you can tee-off at the 18-Opening fairway, after which you can relax and enjoy some fresh fish pepper soup. In the event that you didn’t know, the Williams sisters were at this same club a couple of years back. Lagos is a coastal city and we have more than 150 kilometers of beaches here.
On a second thought! For a change the world would love to see you on beach short! Since we enjoy summer all year round you can truly unwind at our beaches anytime of the year. Our beaches are highly engaging and entertaining. You will hear noisy music and see happy people dancing to the lively beats of Naija Hip Hop. You will be captivated by the way young women dance to Olamide’s ‘Wo’ and Davido’s ‘IF’. You will be served roasted fish and potatoe chips. Believe me, you won’t miss home!We will take you to a few bars and lounges later at night where you can unwind with few drinks and delicacies of your choice. You may try Nkwobi, Spicy Snail or Isi Ewu.
There is goat meat pepper soup and Asun! What’s more, obviously, our award winning jollof rice! A trial will convince you. Depending on what time you are here, we will take you to Muri Okunola Park for the Afropolitan Show. You will most likely be unable to resist the lively African beats at this show. You will surely wiggle your waist Mr.
President.You will see a lot of people from your country who have made this nation their home. A large number of them don’t miss your country anymore and they will reveal to you why. Do you realize that Mark Zuckerberg was here in Lagos and had an amazing time?Since you are a real estate lord, we will take you to the innovative Eko Atlantic City, where you will wonder at the commitment and vision that is driving the most ambitious real estate development project in Africa. This will definitely make you excited and am certain you will want a piece of the action. Eko Atlantic City seats on 10 million square meters of recovered land on the Atlantic Sea, and is ensured by 8.5 kilometer long ocean divider.
Whenever finished, it will be the size of Manhattan’s skyscraper district. You will be shocked by the innovative technology and engineering feat, which is ascending along the beach of West Africa. We will show you the autonomous reliable electricity, advanced fiber-optic telecoms and clean water utility services are as of now installed below street level. In the event that you ever want to have a Trump property in this part of the world, without a doubt you will concur this is the place to be.It’s a good thing you don’t listen to the media.
When you’ve spent a couple of days in Lagos you will agree with me that all the negative stories they have been conveying about Nigeria is fake. I am certain you can without much of a stretch disposing off all the images they have shown you about Nigeria and Africa. Similar to you, if most Africans take everything your media publishes to be true, they would not be trying to come and become American citizens.
They will feel that the freedom your country offer is just a ruse. For what freedom do you enjoy if you cannot walk freely on the streets, enjoy concerts, shopping mall and even schools without the fear of being massacred by monsters.Towards the end of your visit who knows, you may return back to America thinking your country is actually the “shit hole”.