UK admits surge in visa application by Nigerians

According to Mrs. Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, more Nigerians are asking for visas to the UK lately.

Laing revealed it on Sunday in Abuja.

However, she pointed out that the UK government was aware of the circumstance and was in communication with the Nigerian government to prevent brain-drain, particularly in the health sector.The UK is ready to welcome talents, the high commissioner said, adding that she was pleased that Nigerians, particularly students, now found the UK to be an appealing destination.

Obviously, there are people of Nigerian descent in the UK.

People like to travel to places where they have relatives or friends. Second, it is undoubtedly made much simpler by the English language.

“The education comes in third, and those who have studied there will want to go back.

“And I believe you understand that we are a friendly nation and that we want to welcome talents, whether they are individuals coming to work or study.Therefore, many Nigerians will be watching events in the UK, and we have really noticed a significant surge in demand for student visas for Nigerians. That is partially due to the fact that we modified our policy.

“As a result, it is now simpler for Nigerian students to stay after finishing their education.

If you have a master’s or PhD, you can stay for, I believe, up to two years, which will allow people to hunt for work when they graduate.Right now, there is a labor shortage in the UK. However, we need to strike a balance because you also need talented individuals, and we don’t want to be the cause of a major brain drain from Nigeria.

So, Laing explained, “the health sector is an example where there are many Nigerian medical professionals, both nurses and physicians in the National Health Service.”

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