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Tinubu agrees with Bishop Kukah over Japa syndrome

Tinubu agrees with Bishop Kukah over Japa syndrome

President Bola Tinubu has asked Nigerians not to be worried about the mass exodus of young professionals to other countries.

Japa is a local parlance for the mass exodus of skilled professionals seeking greener pastures abroad.

Tinubu, who made the call while on an official visit to Imo State to witness the inauguration of the second term of Governor Hope Uzodimma in Owerri yesterday, said more Nigerians would be trained to fill the vacancies that exist as a result of those relocating overseas.

‘’Don’t worry about what you are hearing about Japa syndrome. We will train more people and supply them,’’ Tinubu said.

Bishop Kukah 

Nigerian Bishop, Matthew Kukah has earlier encouraged young Nigerians wishing to leave the country not to look back.

The Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto however prayed that the right and conducive environment be created so that those left behind can compete favourably with their foreign counterparts.Bishop Kukah, the Pro-chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of Veritas University, Abuja, said this while addressing graduands of Veritas University, on Saturday during the school’s convocation ceremony.He said: “I encourage young people who want to leave Nigeria to please, feel free to leave. The country is big enough. We can assure you that by the time you settle down in the United States of America or wherever you have gone, you will discover that Nigeria needs you.

“And for those you left behind, our hope and prayer is that they will be competing at the same level with you. We have everything that it takes to turn the corner.


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