American president Donald Trump described countries in Africa – including Nigeria – as well as Haiti and El Salvador as “shithole countries” during a White House meeting.
The comments are have been extremely controversial so BattaBox hits the streets of Lagos to ask Nigerians – is Nigeria a “shithole”?
When Trump talked about Africa, he also reportedly stated that Nigerians moving to the USA would be so in love with America that they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa.
“Everybody has problems in this country,” says one young girl, agreeing with Trump.
“We need to decide for ourselves, are we living in a shithole country.” says one young man. “We must throw it back in Trump’s face.”
“I am proud to be an African!” says Lagosian.
“Tell me we’re developing, tell me we’re not there yet, but don’t tell me we’re a shithole,” argued one Lagos trader.
“Donald Trump is a troublemaker!” says one Nigerian baba.
What do you think? Is Nigeria a “shithole” as Trump says?