The chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that a lot of Nigerians in diaspora are relocating back to the country.

Speaking at a press briefing at the state house in Abuja on Thursday, August 25, she said this is despite the fact that a lot of Nigerians are aiming to leave the country.

According to her, “We speak of “japa” as a one-way phenomenon, but we also have Nigerians constantly returning home. There are examples of Nigerians returning home, occasionally or permanently, to do interesting things, in agriculture, healthcare, etc.

The hospital where the VP was recently treated was set up by diaspora doctors. I’m not saying Nigeria’s not a challenging environment, but we must also acknowledge those who are coming back home to do impactful things.”