Sunday, September 19, 2010
SOLOMON BAMIDELE JUNIOR (PRESIDENT NUV) REPLY TO THE RECENT ARTICLE BY THANH NIEN NEWSPAPER ON NIGERIANS IN VIETNAM.
The Editor in Chief, Mr. Nguyen Quang Thong 16/09/2010
248 Cong Quynh Street, Q.1
Ho Chi Minh City
RE: YOUR RECENT PUBLICATION ABOUT SOME NIGERIANS AND THEIR ACTIVITIES IN VIETNAM IN YOUR NEWSPAPER OF 9/9/2010 (By The President Nigerian Union in Vietnam N.U.V. SOLOMON BAMIDELE JUNIOR)
In response to your recent publications about Nigerians and their activities in Vietnam, I would like to inform you that it’s a welcome idea by me; also I would like to make some contributions, advice and I shall be using this medium to tell you more about our organization named, NIGERIAN UNION IN VIETNAM (NUV)
This is not the first time some Nigerians will be traced with some activities that are against the rules and laws guiding Vietnamese and Nigerians. I would like to inform you that just few (less than 1%) of Nigerians leaving in Vietnam are the once spoiling the good image of our beloved country (The Giant of Africa) Nigeria with their bad activities such as,
1. Drug trafficking
2. Internet hackers
3. Hacking bank accounts of foreigners and reproducing fake dollars which are always mentioned in most Vietnamese newspapers since I arrived in Vietnam late 2008.
I would also like to inform you that majority of Nigerians living in Vietnam are successful in their profession, well mannered and, of high integrity such as…
1 Teachers in some Vietnamese Universities, Colleges, Primary, Nursery schools and, English centers.
2 Textile business
3 Football players mostly in the Vietnam football league.
4 Exportation of goods from Vietnam to Nigeria e.g. Rice and Cosmetics.
With all these mentioned above, I would like to use this medium to tell you that not all Nigerians in Vietnam are bad and corrupt and, that the good one’s amongst Nigerians working with valid documents are the one’s suffering from all this act of some so called Nigerians that want to tarnish our image with their selfish ways. With this, I plead with you also, to please consider finding some positive information about some Nigerians who are living and doing genuine business in Vietnam and let the world know about their purpose and goals in Vietnam.
Also as regards to your last publication, I would like to inform you that, the pictures on your dailies about the 5 Nigerians that your sister company (PHU NU Magazine) put on their newspapers was TOTALLY wrong.
These 5 people are, a black Australian, a Nigerian (former President of Nigerian Union in Vietnam) who just came into Vietnam a month ago for holidays from his base in France and, 3 other members of our great Union in Vietnam who are well established, well behaved and highly disciplined people that are against any bad act by any Nigerian in Vietnam. But unfortunately these are people whose faces are on your newspapers describing them as criminals in Vietnam .Is this fair sir?
We are totally in support of any of your publications that show the faces of the bad ones amongst us but we are totally against any article from your newspaper or any publishing house that shows the faces of the innocent and obedient Nigerians among us involving them in illegal acts in Vietnam without thorough investigation.
At this end, I would like to introduce myself and our non- profit oriented organization to you sir.
My name is Solomon Bamidele Junior and I am the President of Nigerian Union in Vietnam.
The Nigerian Union in Vietnam is a non-profit organization that was established by Nigerians in Vietnam in 2008 to cater for the welfare of all Nigerians in Vietnam and also to assist the Vietnamese government by making sure that various crimes traced to Nigerians are totally eradicated among Nigerians in Vietnam because we noticed then that some crop of Nigerians are ready to spoil our image. The existence of this great Union and our hard work have yield many positive results. We have been able to bring out the bad once among Nigerians in Vietnam who are engaged in series of activities that are against the laws of Vietnam and handed them over to the Vietnamese Authorities for necessary prosecutions. All officers of the Union are working day and night, making sure that Nigerians will never disturb the peace of other residences and will abide to the rules and guidelines of the Union.
With all said sir, am still pleading with you to put efforts towards informing the World through your Newspapers that not all Nigerians in Vietnam are bad and that there are still reasonable, hardworking and God fearing Nigerians in Vietnam.
I am ready to provide you with more positive information about Nigerians and our activities in Vietnam anytime I am called upon.
THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION AND DEDICATION.
Solomon Bamidele Junior (President Nigerian Union in Vietnam)
Website; (firstname.lastname@example.org) EMAIL- email@example.com PHONE NUMBER- 01236310058