As South Africans on Tuesday bemoaned news that the country had entered a recession‚ statistics showed that one in three Nigerians also seem fed up with their country.
The pan-African research network Afrobarometer found that 30 percent want to seek greener pastures on other shores.
Researchers interviewed 1‚600 Nigerians between April 26 and May 10 last year and found:
- More than one in three Nigerians have considered emigrating (35%).
- More than one in 10 (11%) have given “a lot” of thought to emigrating.
- Three in four Nigerians want to emigrate for economic reasons‚ including unemployment (35%)‚ escaping poverty (31%) and pursuing better opportunities (10%).