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Japa: Nothing wrong with Nigerians leaving for greener pasture – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President Muhammadu Buhari, has said there is nothing wrong with Nigerians wanting to leave the…

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President Muhammadu Buhari, has said there is nothing wrong with Nigerians wanting to leave the country.

Adesina said this while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics about how the current administration had performed since coming on board.

He argued that Buhari’s administration was not to blame for the massive migration of talented young Nigerians abroad, now dubbed as japa.

“If you think migrating regularly is good for you, all well and good. By all means, go. But you can’t now say because people are leaving then, it is a sign that something is fundamentally wrong,” he stressed.

While arguing that Nigerians have always migrated abroad even before the current administration, Adesina said there are people who will never leave the country.

“You said 70,000 people left, what average is that out of over 200 million Nigerians?

“There are Nigerians who will never leave this country no matter how things are. For every person that leaves, there are 100 people that want to stay,” he stressed.

Speaking about the massive oil theft in the country, Adesina said everyone indicted would be prosecuted as soon as a prima facie case is established against them.

“One thing this administration will not do is to begin to name people carelessly and recklessly,” he added.