Some Nigerians on social media have taken to their handles to share photos of their relocation from the country.
This is even as the 'Goodbye Nigeria' caption trends on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter.
Other associated words in line with the trend are ‘Welcome to a new dispensation’, ‘VPN deleted’, ‘japa’ among others.
The Muhammadu Buhari-led government had on June 4 announced the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.
Telecommunication companies started blocking access to Twitter on June 5, after they received a directive from the Nigerian Communications Commission to block access to Twitter.
The Nigerian government had cited the persistent use of the platform for activities capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence as the reason for the suspension.
Since then, many had been forced to make use of Virtual Private Networks, VPN to access the platform.
Also, the word 'Japa' which literally means to “flee from,” has now been coined to mean leaving Nigeria to another country.
Reacting to the amount of ‘Goodbye Nigeria’ written recently by those leaving the country, Nigerian tweeps have blamed the government for the increase in relocation out of the country.
A tweep, @agbolutai, said, “A country that has several means of transportation and is spiced with electric cars has no excuse for the madness going on at gas stations. No, it’s not acceptable. Goodbye Nigeria indeed.”
“Everybody just dey japa o.Goodbye Nigeria has never hit this hard! Which way Nigeria in Sunny Okosun voice!”, @oagbama tweeted in Pidgin.
Other tweeps are however praying to leave the country as they prayed for their turn to come.
“My turn for Goodbye Nigeria will soon come. I can’t wait to leave this country,” @obikoyaemmanue1 said.
In agreement, @powerful198, also said, “To be honest, it’s also my wish. I’ve already obtained my international passport and am preparing for the next phase.”
@oluwa_win said, “It looks like I’m the only one remaining in this country. Everywhere on my timeline is Goodbye Nigeria and Welcome to New dispensation. God! Where is your face?”
Other reactions are below:
Which day i go post my own goodbye Nigeriaâ¹ï¸— Chidi Emmanuel (@Chiddonz) September 26, 2021
After Oct 2020 EndSars protest & how things ended in Lagos, many people (especially young Nigerians) became more interested in Japa.— OlÃº (@Olufemiloye) September 26, 2021
It was also Fall (Sep) 2021 admission application period then.
The final result is the increase in the goodbye Nigeria posts weâre seeing daily.
I have left VPN and Nigeria for you people, Goodbye Nigeria.— Sarah (@Cool_sarahhh) September 23, 2021
I will like to connect with People in tech in France, I am a Frontend developer and would like make new friends.
It is now safe to say we now have "Goodbye Nigeria Twitter"— Adenekan Mayowa (@Mayorspeaks) September 28, 2021
People are beginning to see the ultimate need to Japa Nigeria.
All thanks to Buhari