Nollywood actor, Bolanle Ninalowo, has sparked reactions over the warm reception he received at the Ikoyi immigration office.
Naija News reports that the actor took to his Instagram page to share a video of how the immigration officers excitedly welcomed him and took him around the major offices.
Bolanle Ninalowo said he paid a visit to the immigration office to collect his passport and he experienced love from the officers.
He thanked the Nigeria immigration office in Ikoyi for the delightful honour.
He wrote: “Na my kpali to japaa i jeje go collect yesterday oo! Na love & blessings i carry commit. Thanks to the Nigeria immigration service office in ikoyi for such a delightful honor @nis_officers
“Special thanks to the Deputy Comptroller of Immigration service “Mr AYEGBUSI ODUNAYO OLUGBENGA” (PCO Ikoyi passport office) for the warm reception”
The warm reception Bolanle received is contrary to the experience of many other Nigerians who visit the immigration office.
Many netizens reacted to the video claiming that the actor could only such receive warm reception because he is a public figure.
tenovertenautos wrote: It’s how they always act nice and active once a popular figure steps into their office. Pls sir encourage them to render same/equal service to the common man. They still remain one of the most corrupt public offices in Nigeria. Very distasteful.
chioma_junior wrote: “I have plenty things to say about this ikoyi passport office but I won’t you see that slim black man mr Rs is the best you can get in the whole squad.”
asoebiafrica wrote: “Orishirishi so it’s not everyone dey strong face for and disrespect?”
botti_rachie wrote: “I wish they can be treating every Nigerians that comes in there with love and respect…but no it’s only famous and rich people they know.”
____meyerx wrote: “If you’re big you’re big…. This same guys go look at average Nigeria say no booklet… Money rules”
ufuoma_lorraine wrote: “Normally immigration office Dey sweet to go if you know person there cause you literally enjoy some benefits.”
obinnaanizoba wrote: “Nothing like Due Process in Nigeria. If you don’t have Capacity and Contact your nobody in this Country. The way he dumped the video for you people to watch him shows how laid back our system is. It’s quiet a pity. That’s why most of these corrupt politicians in Nigeria don’t want President Peter Obi to win cos if he wins power goes back to the Masses. And you know what it means? Any Corrupt Politican that does not do the needful it’s entitled to public beating”
cute_perryl wrote: “This man get respect no be small, to respect his elders was not difficult at all, see him doing it with ease yoh will know it’s inbuilt”
debola_ms wrote: “Where is the rule of law?????……They only did that cause you’re a known person …..They ain’t that nice though”
ageless_sweetsoul wrote: “You made me remember my pass today. I can remember vividly, in the year 1990, I applied to become an Immigration officer then, so I went to Abuja for the interview. Power change hands, connection wins. Chai! Nigeria is still the same till today. Such a memorable day”
This article was originally published on Naija News