A Nigerian migrant simply identified as, Promise, who was rescued at sea has narrated her story.
NAIJ.com came across the lady’s story after it was shared on Migrant Offshore Aid Station’s (MAOS) Facebook page.
According to promise, she left because Nigeria is not a good place for a lady to grow. She expressed that she had to leave her family behind because she wanted to escape.
Promise expressed that with everything that happened at sea after their boat got faulty and they were rescued by a MAOS boat, she still wants to travel to Italy and pursue her dream to become a doctor.
Read her story below:
"My name is Promise and I’m from Nigeria. Nigeria is not a good place to be a lady, so I had to get out. I left my family behind and had been travelling across Africa for some time before I got to the Libyan coast. I got on a dinghy with over 160 other people on board. We must’ve been travelling for a few hours when we realized that we were in big trouble, with no land in sight. At first everyone was silent, no-one said a word, then slowly people started praying, crying and shouting. It was scary. When we were finally rescued and got to the MOAS boat we were checked, given food, water and blankets. I’m so relieved that I've finally made it. Now I really want to go forward and go to Italy to pursue my dream: become a doctor."
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