Nigerians in the United States (US) have been described as the “best educated and most successful” in the country.
The assertion was made by the visiting US Congressmen in Lagos. The lawmakers also said that the solution to most of problems facing Nigeria could be addressed through entrepreneurship by the vast creative and energy-filled young population.
The head of the US Congressional Team, Senator Christopher Coons, said in Lagos that those solutions include “how power generation can be done more cleanly and more sustainably” and “when you find solutions to challenges facing Nigeria, you find solutions to not just the challenges facing Africa but the entire world.
So, we recognise the vibrancy, creativity and entrepreneurship of the people.”
The Delaware Congressman, who spoke in Lagos during a reception in their honour, noted that their visit, among others, afforded them space to converse with some entrepreneurial fellows on “the amazing solutions that young Nigerians are coming forward with.”
He described the market in Nigeria as “astonishing,” and “the reason that companies come here from all over the world, but the opportunities here are even more remarkable.
“Perhaps you will call it a generation bomb, but the recent analysis show the number of young, roving and mobile professionals here in Lagos alone is nearly 30 million.