Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has enjoined Nigerians to stay in the African Giant and build it together with others, saying those who leave the country for countries like Canada will eventually hit a glass ceiling.
Fayemi said during his appearance on The Platform, a televised event hosted by the Senior Pastor of Covenant Nation, Poju Oyemade and which seeks to spark conversations that can aid national development.
Noting that he is not discouraging anyone who wants to seek greener pastures in diaspora not to, Kayode Fayemi revealed that he had left Nigeria for 15 years to work and study and eventually returned home. He owned up that there is so much in Nigeria to frustrate the efforts of citizens, however, added that there is no glass ceiling therein. A glass ceiling is a metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that prevents a given demographic (typically applied to women) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy.
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“There’s a lot to hail in this country, there’s a lot to frustrate,” he said. “There’s a lot to make you want to give up and pick that visa and go to Canada. I know it’s a popular destination, Canada. But you know what, there is also a glass ceiling in Canada. When you get to the top of it, you will now discover that there is a glass ceiling in Canada. This is the place where there is no glass ceiling. Let’s all work towards making it a better place”, he said.
I can't discourage anyone from leaving Nigeria. But there's a glass ceiling in Canada. There's no glass ceiling in Nigeria. – Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum#TheplatformNG#CTVTweets pic.twitter.com/GOxd7m9ggm
— Channels Television (@channelstv) May 1, 2021