1 June 2017

Nigeria: 68 Percent of Nigerian Immigrants Are Graduates - UN Report

A statistics report from the United Nation has indicated that out of 37,000 Nigerians, who tried to cross over to European countries in 2016, 68% of them were graduates.

The report showed that 9000 of the emigrants, who tried to cross to Europe by desert and sea, lost their lives in the process.

The head of a delegation, Ambassador Ibukun Olatidoye from the Pan African institute of Global Affairs and Strategies PAIGAS), a nongovernmental organisation, who visited the FCT NYSC camp alongside the German Ambassador to Nigeria made this revelation yesterday in Abuja.

He said most youths, who are unemployed and have searched for jobs to no avail were mostly the victims of such dangerous journey.

In his words: "If you have to travel to overseas, do it legally so that you can also enjoy in the economy of that country you are visiting".

Oladitoye further advised the corps members not to embark on illegal journeys to foreign countries without valid documents and visas adding that Nigerian youths should make use of the recourses government have provided for them.

Also the German ambassador, Bernhard Schlagheck while speaking to newsmen said the visit to the camp was a framework to strengthen the fight against illegal migration of Nigerian youths mostly to the Europe.

In his words: "I agree that securing visas is not an easy task but you must have to make sure that if you have to travel you get your required documents that gives you permit to stay in that country you intend to go."

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