A Child’s View of Nigeria

Emmanuel talks of his children's perceptions when they visited Nigeria for the first time, explaining that they were expecting to see wild animals, jungles, and people in bare feet.

Instead, they were “shocked” to see that the standard of life in ‘Emmanuel’s village’ is similar to that in London, “The place I live in Nigeria is far superior to the one I’m living inin London.” He points out that wealthy Nigerians have body guards, servants, and drivers, “It’s a completely different way of life.”

In particular, his children were surprised at being allowed to roam free in two acres of land without fear of being kidnapped – unlike in England – and, as a father, Emmanuel’s only fear for his children in Nigeria is traffic.