Nollywood actress and entrepreneur, Mercy Macjoe has lamented over how the Nigerian passport restricts her whenever she travells.
In her words, “The downside I have anytime I travel is the fact that I am a Nigerian and I carry a Nigerian passport. Whenever I travel, the immigration officials usually give me second look simply because I am a Nigerian and I am carrying a Nigerian passport. That makes me feel uncomfortable because the passport has somehow restricted me”, she told Punch.
Speaking further,Macjoe listed some of the changes she will love to see in Nigeria.
” I would like so many things to be done in Nigeria. Whenever I travel, I usually get the feeling that our leaders don’t travel to these places and see how everything is organised in some other countries. When I see how cities are well built and properly structured in other countries, I always feel a tinge of regret and wish my country is that beautiful and coordinated.
“Some of the basic things that make life easy and comfortable for people in advanced climes are steady electricity and robust transportation system. There is virtually no developed country in the world that does not have a wide network of trains to ease the movement of people. I often wonder, how can one live an average life without even having a car? Also, security in Nigeria is nothing to write home about and that is very bad. I have been robbed twice at gunpoint in two years in Nigeria”.