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Osaretin Victor Asemota

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I now realize that instead of Nigerian people to ask questions here about a group of people that they don’t understand, they start with assumptions and stereotypes from thin air or from very limited experience and/or observation of a tiny dataset.

I don’t know anything about Minna for instance and I have never been there but I keep seeing people talking about cybersecurity issues tied to Minna. I know Babangida lives in Minna. Those two observations aren’t related. My fellow Nigerians will link both in a conspiracy theory.

People make up nonsense about tribes, gender, single people, married people, divorced people…all groups. To me, these takes reveal ignorance and intolerance. The most preposterous of all are political takes and retelling of what people believed happened all from rumors.

What is annoying is that others will believe this fiction and keep repeating them as facts. That is why we remain the way we are. Younger people repeating biases of ignorant older people because they are too lazy to learn and ask questions.

Osaretin Victor Asemota

@asemota

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