Ex-Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, condemns the massive immigration of Nigerian Youths abroad as he blames western nations for receiving them.
The UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs revealed that the number of international migrants from Nigeria in 2020 is 1.7 million, up from 990,000 a decade earlier.
In a recent interview on BBC Yoruba, the chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Amosun, revealed that the countries accepting Nigerian youths are doing Nigeria more harm than good.
“I have heard about it and the reports are scary. All our youths and young talents are traveling out of Nigeria, seeking greener pastures, and the prospective countries are deliberately giving them visas to leave the country, without putting the origin country into consideration,” Amosun stated.
“What scares me most in all this is the proliferation of emigration. Foreigners will not fix our nation for us if all our citizens should leave the country. I am seeing the countries granting visas to our youths as wicked because they are not considering the origin nation, from which their prospective labour force is coming from.
“If you ask our people leaving the nation for greener pastures, they will tell you that they are not planning to return to Nigeria. If you look closely at the situation, you would see that all our lawyers, accountants and most especially medical practitioners make up the largest chunk of the people leaving the country. We cannot blame them however; insecurity is one of the major problems pushing our people out of the country.”