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Japa Syndrome- Nigeria Immigration Service warns youth about the dangers of leaving Nigeria

  • The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has cautioned Nigerian youngsters who are determined to leave the country as a result of the economic crisis to reconsider their decision because doing so, especially when done illegally, can be a risky and very costly.
  • The NIS emphasized that the economic slump is a global phenomena but also claimed that many Nigerian youngsters had their organs harvested and died while fleeing the nation in search of lucrative opportunities.
  • However, she argued that the “Japa Syndrome” embraced by the youth in recent years was not the solution and that illegal migration had become widespread as a result of the country’s socio-economic slump.

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has advised young Nigerians who are planning to leave the country due of the economic crisis to rethink their choice because doing so, especially when done illegally, can be perilous and expensive.

The remarks were made over the weekend at an event in Abuja, according to Vanguard, by Mrs. Kemi Nandap, the Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration in charge of the Directorate of Migration.

Vanguard reports that the comments were made over the weekend at an event in Abuja by Mrs Kemi Nandap, the Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration in charge of the Directorate of Migration.

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NIS cautions young people about the dangers of leaving Nigeria

Over 1,200 youngsters died in the deserts and Mediterranean Sea in just one year, according to Nandap.

In her words:

“Don’t be deceived, economic downturn is now a global phenomenon. If you have been watching events across the world, you would have noticed protests in some countries. So, it is not about Nigeria alone. It is a global issue. Stay here with us and let us pull our country out of this challenges together.

Don’t follow sweet promises that are not real. People who are telling you to follow them, ask them why they couldn’t carry their own children. Why didn’t they Japa with their cousins and other close relatives. It is d@ngerous.

They deceived our youths, made them to pass through the deserts and the Mediterranean Sea, some di£d in the process and their bodies washed off the Sea. Some had their organs h@rvested by people who took them out the country.”

Social Media Reaction:

elizabethfarms: “Thank God for the internet, people can be at the comfort zone of the room and see what’s going on around the world, this clown could have successfully deceived the entire youth of this country, if she listens to herself i’m sure she would be ashamed of herself at the moment, you lying to the entire country and i’m sure her children are all over the world in the best universities in UK studying with the illegal criminal money they make trying to hoard our international passport for months and make the inocent Nigerians pay as much as 100k before people could get their passport instead of paying 30k the federal Government is officially collecting, and if you go online to apply for the passport you are just kidding cos your passport will never come out! And shes here like an Angel spewing gibberish! Mrs Rubbish you guys are part of the reasons Nigerian Youths are ESCAPING!!!”

moo_cassie: “Lenu werey wey her pikin Dey other country 😂 shu”

dr_ekana: “She should precisely say traveling by land is dangerous”

tobi_crusher_fumigation: “BUT YOUR CHILDREN LEFT”

adedayo1313: “She no fit tell me say her children dey this Nigeria”

lavida360photobooth: “We will still japa button >>>>>>>>>>>”

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The Japa Syndrome: Where is Everybody Running To?

In another story, everybody has at least that one person that they know, or somebody that they know knows, or someone that… you get the drift! The japa phenomenon is an intricate and interconnected web that touches almost every Nigerian, and in return, it spurs them on to become its latest candidates.

Everyone wants to japa on some level, no matter what they might say. Hand anyone who might say otherwise a visa and plane ticket, and see if they can stand by their answer.

That being said, it is time to grab this japa fellow by the collar and find out; what is this japa syndrome that it is infecting poor Nigerians with?