If you have opportunity to legally relocate abroad, do it — Presidency fuels ‘japa’ wave

Femi Adesina If you have opportunity to legally relocate abroad, do it — Presidency fuels 'japa' wave

The presidency encourages Nigerians to take a shot at relocating abroad if a legal opportunity makes itself available.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari made this known on Sunday, November 27 in a chat with Channels Television.

According to the presidential aide, the mindset of relocating abroad is common among citizens from Third-World countries over the belief that it’s greener elsewhere other than their country.

“The average Nigerian had always wanted to leave. And it is not just in Nigeria. It is in most countries of the world, particularly in the third world,” Femi Adesina stated.

They always believe that it is greener on the other side. You see, the truth is that if you have an opportunity to better yourself in any part of the world, there is nothing wrong with it. If you think migrating legally is good for you, all well and good. By all means, go!”

But you cannot now say that because people are leaving, then it is a sign that something is fundamentally wrong. There are Nigerians who would never leave the country no matter how things are.”