“A Lot Of Nigerian Girls Have Lost Their Lives Here, Some Have Run Mad And Some Are Not Functioning Properly Again” – Nigerian Woman Working As Maid In Oman Cries For Help


An unnamed Nigerian woman in Oman, is pleading with the Nigerian government to rescue them from their sufferings.

Detailing the suffering of Nigerian women in a voice note,  she said that they worked for 20 hours everyday for the whole month with no day off for rest.

Oman is an arabic country that operates a monarchical system of government.

Below is her voice-note, which was transcribed from the Yoruba language,

Good morning Nigerians and if you’re at noon. I greet everybody. Please, this voice-note is coming from Oman and its about Nigerian girls in Oman. In the name of God, please help us forward this voice-note till it reaches the government authorities.

Please, we really need your help. Nigerian girls are suffering in Oman.they are using us like slaves, they are using us in a wicked way in Oman. Please help us. They are treating us the way they want. In this country, we wake up at 4am and finish at 12 and we work like this for 30 days without leave for a day.

Even if you complain of being sick, it musn’t be more than that day. You will still have to work that day. Only a God-fearing boss will ask you to rest for one day.

Nigerians are suffering in Oman. I am also in Oman and since I got here, I’ve not had leave for one day. There is no rest for us. If we tell them we are not working anymore, they’ll take us to the office, beat us there and take us to prison

A lot of Nigerian girls have lost their lives here, some have run mad and some are not functioning properly again.

Our agents are also not merciful. They give our employees the power to beat us if we say we are not working again. And they will beat some to the extent that they will go blind.

Truthfully, we were told that we were going for a vigil (i.e to work hard) and we agreed….when I was coming, I was lied to that I was going to Dubai and there would be leave at the end of the month.

It was not until my visa was granted that I knew I was coming to Oman. When I knew I was coming to Oman, I thought there would be leave and that was why I agreed. I’ve been here for a year now and I’ve never had one day off.

When we are asked to rest, its just for one hour. Please, this suffering is too much, help us.

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  1. Olalere Godwin

    Olalere Godwin

    September 17, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Who took u there in the first place?

    • Egbuonu Linda

      Egbuonu Linda

      September 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Correct question

    • Chinelo Doris

      Chinelo Doris

      September 17, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Dont judge till u c urself in same position

    • Olalere Godwin

      Olalere Godwin

      September 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      We are product of our choices…

    • Roselyn Godwin

      Roselyn Godwin

      September 17, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      If you can’t empathise, don’t comment

    • Olalere Godwin

      Olalere Godwin

      September 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Are in Oman too Roselyn Godwin?
      Just text me d location i will come & rescue u..Trust me!

  2. Yetunde Akinyemi

    Yetunde Akinyemi

    September 17, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    It is well

  3. Akindutire Temitope

    Akindutire Temitope

    September 17, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Den pack ur things Nd come back to ur country

  4. Orusoso-obal Oduye

    Orusoso-obal Oduye

    September 17, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Stay there help is coming

  5. Olabunmi Bumzeh Afinnih

    Olabunmi Bumzeh Afinnih

    September 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I think the Govt should look into this.These girls are lured there with false promises of good jobs.I know a girl this happened to.Fortunately we were able to bring her back with the help of Women Affairs Ministry and the Agent was brought to book.I really don’t blame these girls

  6. Deola Akanbi Ogunya

    Deola Akanbi Ogunya

    September 17, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I am sorry I sound so mean. Pack your load and head back to naija. Sell bread, do menial jobs…. it’s better than this Oman nonsense

  7. Ifunanya Mbelu Eneh

    Ifunanya Mbelu Eneh

    September 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Come back home

  8. Mohammad Shagwa

    Mohammad Shagwa

    September 17, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Wetin carry you go dere

  9. Amina Mary

    Amina Mary

    September 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Abeg wic kind of work are dy doing self???

    • Gerald Michael Eigbobo

      Gerald Michael Eigbobo

      September 18, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Na house maid and prostitution job dem dey do, no more no less. Anything for money

  10. Ebere Hopewell Eze

    Ebere Hopewell Eze

    September 17, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Nigerians dey waka oo. Wetin dem find reach Oman? Chai!

  11. Ebere Hopewell Eze

    Ebere Hopewell Eze

    September 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    The Lord will come to their rescue. But on a deeper reflection, make una dey come back home na. Dem gum una leg for ground

  12. Mohammad Shagwa

    Mohammad Shagwa

    September 17, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Anybody wey say no go sweep mosque go sweep market.

  13. Papia Banerjee

    Papia Banerjee

    September 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Heart breaking news…govt should come forward to save those girls..

  14. Ladi Jibrin Etubi

    Ladi Jibrin Etubi

    September 17, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Toh, na by force to remain there ni? Haba!

  15. Maria Ijeoma

    Maria Ijeoma

    September 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Please House What Is Oman

  16. Omotayo Gamel Omotayo

    Omotayo Gamel Omotayo

    September 17, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I am happy for this , but I am very very very sorry to say because some Nigeria people don’t like Nigeria but Nigeria is the best country so fare. I don’t know why some people de risk there life in the name of traveling, some people are greed for money why is force to get the world.

  17. Margaret Mathew Tarfa

    Margaret Mathew Tarfa

    September 17, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Who send u?

  18. Ethel Amadi

    Ethel Amadi

    September 17, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    You lend person your transport money wey no gree pay?

  19. Rita Odinigwe

    Rita Odinigwe

    September 17, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    True oh! A lady posted on my group chat last week that she was slapped by a man because she overslept and did not know that break was over, that it was a colleague that alerted her that it was past break time and a customer was waiting. So she hurriedly went out without wearing her Hijab, that the customer slapped her for coming out without covering her hair. This lady is a christian but that country has forced her to wear Hijab like a Muslim. So my question is na by force to travel????

  20. Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

    Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

    September 18, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Shebi i said it naso ine guy come meet me dey tel my frend sey work dey oman its an arabic country for maids hmmm for 120k per month so i wil leace dis my country and go to a place no freedom for 120k God forbid i knew it der wil neva b fredom in an arabic country especially for women a country dat is patriarch in nature laced with monarchy traditions it tell ole eapecially gals look b4 u leap u want to do house helps in oyibo land not knowing d diff dat canada usa is dif frm kuwait oman quatar abroad na abroad God help us

  21. Tahiri Sophia Ayum

    Tahiri Sophia Ayum

    September 18, 2017 at 9:19 am

    IM VERY happy for this because you people don’t value your own country son you know that you can make your own home more better than abroad don’t my they way all this white men come to Nigeria and make as if you they love us they don’t love us oooo they only love our wealth and the richness of this beautiful nation if you travel abroad and see how they’re maltreating us you will hate them as for those girls who are in Oman the way you manage to reach there they should also do the same way to reach Nigeria

  22. Rasaq Tijani

    Rasaq Tijani

    September 18, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Let’s appriciate our Country and develop Strong faith in it.

  23. Francisca Iruonagbe Umogbai

    Francisca Iruonagbe Umogbai

    September 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm


  24. Regina Ubani

    Regina Ubani

    September 18, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Stay there and be asking for help don’t pack your load and come Nigeria government are still too busy with issues of d country to have your time after now all of u want to travel abroad

  25. Lily Chioma

    Lily Chioma

    September 18, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    God will help them.. they can’t come back they passport has been taking and if they say the don’t want to stay the boss will report them to police he will accuse them of stealing and they will go to prison arabs are wicked people they need prayer that’s the solution🙏

  26. Murja Aliyu Shittu

    Murja Aliyu Shittu

    September 20, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Who sent you there? You have not suffered enough if you had no one needs to show you the way home. So be quiet and stop complaining you chose your life.

  27. Selena Mammy

    Selena Mammy

    September 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Watin carry you there

  28. Lagos Ebikaboere Betty

    Lagos Ebikaboere Betty

    September 20, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Is what u want. To make it by all means. Now u are complaining.

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