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‘Recession forced 100,000 Nigerians to migrate to Europe, 37,000 landed in Italy’



'Recession forced 100,000 Nigerians to migrate to Europe, 37,000 landed in Italy'

More information has been released on how economic recession in 2016 forced more than 100,000 Nigerians to migrate to parts of Europe.

Of the number, about 37,000 landed in Italy in search of greener pastures.

This was disclosed by the President of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, Laura Boldrini, who on Monday, paid a courtesy visit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara.

According to the Chamber president, both Nigerian and Italian governments were yet to find a solution to the saga.

She said the need to check terrorism in Italy has made it imperative for the authorities to start a new way of checking the ugly trend, capable of promoting chaos if allowed to continue.

According to her, the fear of terrorism, which is taking dangerous dimensions may force Italy to take other measures, including deportation.

On whether the immigrants entered Italy legally or otherwise, Boldrini said she would not like to be specific to avoid being misrepresented.

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“More should be done to provide jobs and other social amenities to Nigerians as the only way to discourage such embarrsing picture that the country is being subjected to”, Boldrini stated.

Apparently worried by the report, Dogara described the development as sad and called on foreign investors to come into Nigeria as a means of helping the country to overcome some of its challenges.

“If Italy could encourage its citizens to invest in the economy of Nigeria, the truth is that for us to deal with terrorism, illegal migration, trafficking and cross border crimes, we have to address the issue of bringing prosperity to sister countries so that citizens are catered for and jobs are provided.

“This is the time for the world to come together to fight against terrorism and one of the ways of achieving this is for the developed economies to help in supporting fighting terrorism in countries that are burdened by internally displaced persons”, he stated.







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  1. Agbor Chris

    May 9, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    IM sure over 200k people migrated to Europe in 2016, Nigeria was really terrible people had to run away. OUr government needs to approach the economic hardship that’s making people run away

    • Balarabe musa

      May 10, 2017 at 2:45 am

      Nigeria was not terrible in anyway, those ones just chose to migrate out of the country to perpetrate evil in other countries

  2. Animashaun Ayodeji

    May 9, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Why won’t people run away? If I had my way in that 2016, I’d have ran away as well. This country cannot improve… the hardship was heavy on everyone last year, has it in any way reduced this year? Let’s wake up from our slumber and stop hoping for a better Nigeria

    • Anita Kingsley

      May 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Na true o my brother, the hardship seems to have reduced because we are all used to it, we were new to recession in 2016, so it was very difficult to adjust to the system. Recession is still there and nothing has improved, the only improvement is the fact that Nigerians Abe adjusted to the system

    • Balarabe musa

      May 10, 2017 at 2:48 am

      That’s because you are useless, run away and no one will be bother. Baba buhari is making the economy fertile for all, so if you don’t want ,then leave


    May 10, 2017 at 1:39 am

    What forced out of the country will soon force them to come back soon as so many of them will end up being deported, killed and humiliated

    • yanju omotodun

      May 10, 2017 at 2:02 am

      Sure, many of them have been deported and most of them don’t even know their homes again. Most of them are just constituting nuisance here since they came back home.

      • Balarabe musa

        May 10, 2017 at 2:46 am

        Yes, they are the ones robbing banks, and doing most of these kidnapping

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