We Wish To Return But No Future At Home, Say Nigerians Abroad

As a result of the poor health care, poor education, dearth of infrastructure, high rate of unemployment and so on in the country, many Nigerians have continued to seek greener pastures abroad.

For instance, according to a report of September 2017, published by the House of Commons Library in February 2018, 5,405 Nigerian health practitioners were working in England.

Similarly, an academic based in the US, Andrew Akinmoladun, left Nigeria 35 years ago when he was 24 years old.

“I will be 60 next February; it is a pity that in those days, Nigerians used to come to school abroad and later return to work at home. But now, even kids that come here for education don’t want to return to Nigeria because there is nothing for them there. I don’t see any positive change in sight. There is no support for people in the Diaspora to return home,” he told Saturday PUNCH.

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