Nigerians leaving the nation have reportedly resigned from their positions in numerous local banks; in order to use the UK’s skilled work visas or its equivalent in other countries of their choice. These professionals include academics, doctors, nurses, and technology experts.
Additionally, more citizens are leaving the country to pursue higher education abroad, primarily in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.
The ease with which many applicants obtain passports may also be a attribute to the new passport regime; implemented in the middle of last year.
The Nigeria Immigration Service granted 38% more passports in 2021 than it did in 2020, according to The PUNCH. In 2020 and 2021, respectively, there were 767,164 and 1,059,607 passports issued.