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Forget Japa! Many Nigerians Are Returning Home – Abike Dabiri

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Many Nigerians Are Returning Home - Abike Dabiri

Forget Japa! Many Nigerians Are Returning Home – Abike Dabiri

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), says despite the number of Nigerians aiming to leave the country, there is also a significant number returning to the country.

Dabiri-Erewa, who spoke at a press briefing at the state house in Abuja on Thursday, cited a number of persons in the agricultural and healthcare sector coming into the country to invest and contribute to the development of the country.

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Dabiri-Erewa said the Duchess International Hospital where Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had surgery was established by Nigerians in the diaspora.

According to the NiDCOM chief, “there are many Nigerians doing great things”.

“We speak of “japa” as a one-way phenomenon, but we also have Nigerians constantly returning home. There are examples of Nigerians returning home, occasionally or permanently, to do interesting things, in agriculture, healthcare, etc,” she said.

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“The hospital where the VP was recently treated was set up by diaspora doctors. I’m not saying Nigeria’s not a challenging environment, but we must also acknowledge those who are coming back home to do impactful things.”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. She might be right, but we return home with dual citizenship, get a job abroad and work in Nigeria using VPN…make pounds and dollars. In six figures but live in Lagos .

  2. Your brain is doing a fast one on you Abike! Those returning home are the immediate members of your family ti ilu oyinbo o pe! Stupid people!

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