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”Diaspora Nigerians are mumu” – Aisha Yesufu tweets, Nigerians react



Aisha Yesufu

Popular Nigerian activist Aisha Yesufu, has described Nigerians in the diaspora as the ”most mumuish” set of Nigerians.


In a tweet posted on her handle, Aisha wrote;

”The most mumuish sets of Nigerians are the ones in diaspora. Many of them gloat they have escaped but are imprisoned by the needs of those of us left in Nigeria. They work themselves to the bone to transfer billions back to Nigeria. They contribute economically but can’t vote!”

Aisha Yesufu

See reactions from Nigerians below.


Aisha Yesufu co-founded the #BringBackOurGirls movement, which brings attention to the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria on 14 April 2014, by the terrorist group Boko Haram. She has also been prominently involved in the End SARS movement against police brutality in Nigeria. Yesufu was among BBC’s 100 Women in 2020. She was included in a list of the Top 100 Most Influential Africans by New African magazine in 2020

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