UPDATE: Bishop Kukah Gives Blessing to Youths Who Plan to ‘Japa’

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto’s Bishop Matthew Kukah has bestowed his blessing on young Nigerians who are thinking about leaving their country—a phenomenon known as “Japa” migration. At Veritas University in Abuja, where he is the pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council, he showed his support for their choice during the convocation ceremony.

Bishop Kukah gave the young people confidence that Nigeria is big enough to support their goals, both domestically and internationally. He encouraged people who were thinking of emigrating to the US and other nations to do so, believing that they would eventually come to understand how much Nigeria needed their abilities.

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Concurrently, he conveyed his hopes and prayers for those who decide to stay, hoping that they will be able to compete with their international counterparts on an equal basis. He underlined that Nigeria has all the resources needed to advance significantly. His words emphasised a vision of a time when young Nigerians will advance their country no matter where they live.

He stated, “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.”


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