The Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah, on Saturday said Nigerian youths should feel free to migrate abroad.
Kukah, however, noted that those who migrated abroad would later realise that Nigeria needs them.
He issued the advice while addressing graduands of Veritas University during their convocation ceremony.
Kukah called for the right and conducive environment so that those left behind can compete favourably with their foreign counterparts.
According to Kukah: “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.”
This is coming when a media aide to the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Daniel Bwala, had charged President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government to address the issue of Nigerians migrating abroad.
Bwala noted that Nigerians from various fields are traveling abroad due to poor, unpaid salaries, and working conditions.
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