The high rate of migration and human trafficking in Nigeria can be attributed to maladministration, Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, said yester
The high rate of migration and human trafficking in Nigeria can be attributed to maladministration, Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, said yesterday at the launch of a book, titled “From Frying Pan to Fire: How African migrants risk everything in their futile search for a better life in Europe”, written by the former presidential spokesman for the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Olusegun Adeniyi.
According to him, the inequality on globalization of the economic system established by Africa was responsible for high migration in the continent. In his words, “Instead of complaining about people running around the Sahara and trying to go to Europe, how many solar panel can we put in Sahara and generate energy and help small scale industries. Who is talking about that? This country, Nigeria has a population of about 200 million, half of whom are under 20, if we don’t create economies for them, they are going somewhere. The richest man in Africa is from Nigeria and Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world, that is contradiction, that is typical of the world we have created.”
He also said the privileged had not utilized their wealth in human development as they would have done.