Revealed! Nigeria Lost 50% of Her Youths, World Bank

Seeking to secure their future in a land with a viable economy and favourable economic conditions, it has been revealed that half of the Nigerian youths are seeking to travel out of the country.

According to the World Bank, an increasing number of Nigerian youths are planning to leave the country in search of greener pastures. This was revealed by the World Bank in a study titled “Of Roads Less Traveled: Assessing the Potential for Migration to Provide Overseas Jobs for Nigeria’s Youth,” which was released on the website of the World Bank this week.

future in a land with a viable economy and favourable economic conditions, it has been revealed that half of the Nigerian youths are seeking to travel out of the country.

According to the World Bank, an increasing number of Nigerian youths are planning to leave the country in search of greener pastures. This was revealed by the World Bank in a study titled “Of Roads Less Traveled: Assessing the Potential for Migration to Provide Overseas Jobs for Nigeria’s Youth,” which was released on the website of the World Bank this week.


Among the nations polled, Nigeria ranked third just behind Liberia (70 per cent) and Sierra Leone (60 per cent) in terms of respondents looking to permanently relocate to another country. Niger Republic came in at 10% ranking lowest in the study

The study revealed further that Nigerians were the largest group of migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa entering Europe in 2016 and 2017, with almost 40,000 migrants landing in Italy in 2016, and over 90% arriving by sea.

“With rising migratory pressures created by poor employment conditions, Nigerians are increasingly choosing to migrate through irregular means,” the World Bank said.

“A larger number of Nigerian migrants arriving in Italy were women (32 per cent) more than migrants from the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa (24 per cent),” the bank stated.

“However, the underlying economic and demographic factors that create migratory pressures are unlikely to subside in the near future, with other potential irregular routes being reported through Sudan and Chad to Libya” it noted.

I Have Done My Best For Nigeria On Poverty And Insecurity, Buhari Insists

With the current insecurity and growing poverty in Nigeria, President Muhammadu has said that he has done his best to rescue the country’s situation. This is as the President met with some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari made this known when he hosted some APC governors at his hometown in Daura, Katsina state.

According to Buhari, things were worse at the time he assumed power in 2015. He also added the security situation in the North-East had improved compared to what was happening there before 2015 when some parts of the region were being controlled by terrorists. He noted that he had to change the security chiefs and did what was necessary to achieve a level of security.

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