In Nigeria, the massive migration of young professionals in search of greener pastures now has a name, “japa”. A Yoruba expression meaning “to run, flee or escape”.
The phenomenon is not for nothing in the increase of 91% what have known the movements of passengers via international flights between January and June 2022, ensures Young Africa/The Africa Report a senior government official, although the post-Covid recovery also has a role to play.
More than 300,000 doctors are missing
Despite a rise in ticket prices caused by an increase in the price of aviation fuel and a shortage of foreign exchange, Nigeria has seen an unprecedented exodus of professionals in recent times. in because of its economic and security problems, according to experts.
Health: why Africa is losing its doctors
Among the professions most affected by this massive migration, the medical and digital sectors. According to General Medical Council, the UK alone has over 10,000 Nigerian-trained doctors. This is despite complaints from the Nigerian Medical Association that the country suffers from a shortfall of 315,426 doctors to meet the health needs of its 219 millions of inhabitants.