Stay in your states, Abike Dabiri advises non-Lagos residents


The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has called on non-Lagos residents to stay in their states.

Dabiri-Erewa gave this advice on Wednesday at the 14th ǼLEX Annual Lecture (Virtual Edition) tagged ‘Illiteracy, Migration and Insecurity: Nigeria’s Population Time Bomb’.

The former lawmaker expressed concern about the influx of economic migrants into Lagos calling on them to develop their states and stay there.

According to her:  “We all don’t have to be in Lagos. Look at what is happening in Lagos because everybody is coming to Lagos. Everybody develop your state. When we go to America, the UK, every state is developed. Lagos receives over 3,000 people every day and they don’t leave. Let every state develop so that everybody can stay in their states. Build industries, go into manufacturing, develop agriculture, develop the enormous human resources that we have in this country.

“So, let everybody develop their states. That is the solution. Too much pressure on Lagos; everybody is coming to Lagos. That cannot continue.”


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