Concerned About ‘Japa’? Tinubu Assures Nigerians That More Will Receive Training

On Monday, President Bola Tinubu reassured Nigerians that they should not worry about the country’s large-scale brain drain. He said that the federal government, in partnership with sub-nationals, will train additional individuals to fill the noticeable skills gap in fields such as technology, healthcare, and others.

While Governor Hope Uzodimma was inaugurated for a second term in office in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, the president delivered a speech.

Shortly after taking the oath of office, Tinubu addressed the state’s populace and stated that the education of children and youths is a top concern for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“Industrialization is clearly the priority. More resources will be devoted to healthcare.

“There is no need to be concerned about the rumours surrounding the Japa syndrome. Our commitment is to train additional personnel and ensure their availability,” he assured.

A better peace and more effort to attain it shall be our goal, the president promised the South and East.

Nigeria has been affected hard by the emigration phenomenon known as “Japa” since the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in a severe scarcity of trained workers in various industries, particularly the health industry, which already faces many challenges, such as low wages and inadequate welfare programmes.

Among other things, young Nigerians are migrating to the US, Canada, and the UK in search of better educational opportunities, better jobs, and greater safety.

The so-called “Japa” phenomenon is well underway as the jobless rate in Nigeria reaches a new all-time high of 33.3%.

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