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Half of Nigerians Willing to Emigrate for Better Opportunities, Survey Finds


Half of Nigerians Willing to Emigrate for Better Opportunities, Survey Finds
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About half of Nigerians, especially youth, would be willing to leave the country for a better life, according to a July World Bank survey, an increase of nearly 20% since 2014. The report blames poor job opportunities and economic hardships, made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. But as Timothy Obiezu reports from Abuja, some Nigerians who have tried migrating to Europe illegally say the risks are enormous.

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