On Thursday, the Federal Government stated that it was looking into ways to halt the trend of Nigerians relocating abroad.
The federal government also stated that it would continue to work to ensure that Nigerians have gainful employment in order to make travel abroad unappealing.
During a courtesy visit to his office, Minister of State for Science, Technology, and Innovation Henry Ikoh gave the assurance in Abuja while receiving Secretary-General of the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO), Ms Deemah Yahya.
According to reports, the visit was in connection with the upcoming Digital Nigeria Day Conference.
In welcoming the team, the minister stated that the federal government intended to correct the trend through industrialisation, which could be accomplished by collaborating with the DCO on human capital development.
“The synergy is what we require, capacity building is key and technology transfer is what Nigeria and Africa in particular needs at the moment so that the world can be a global village. We need to collaborate in all areas to ensure harmony.
If we collaborate and synergise in the area of human capital development, it would guarantee industrialisation, when people are gainfully employed and moved out from poverty, then Africans and Nigerians would not be struggling to travel abroad because everything is here. We have all the raw materials; what we really require in terms of digitalisation is for us to cross fertilise ideas, train and retrain our people then things would be better,” the minister said.