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‘’Japa’’ Syndrome: Causes, Effects and Solutions for Sustainable National Development (Published)

It is no longer news that the ‘’JAPA’’ syndrome is a national issue which has paralyzed virtually all sector of the economy nationwide. The study assessed ‘’Japa’’ syndrome causes, effects and solutions for sustainable national development. ‘’Japa’’, means to run, to flee or to escape. This is coined from Yoruba language which is used to describe the massive exodus of Nigerians to other countries and search of greener pastures. The causes identified includes bad governance, unemployment, insecurity which has resulted into terrorism, banditry, kidnapping for ransom. Incessant strikes in tertiary institutions and poor working conditions. The effects of the mass migration include Brain- drain, lack of expertise or competent hands in various field such as health, education, technology, artisans among others. In other to find solutions to the problems of JAPA syndrome it was recommended that the government should brace up with improving the economic situation of the country by providing employment opportunities, by also encouraging entrepreneurship by giving loans with little interest to willing entrepreneurs. The government should improve the security of the nation so as to encourage investors and expertise to develop the nation’s economy. By providing infrastructural facilities and making the work environment conducive for work and the workers thereby reducing Brain-drain among others.

Keywords: Security, Terrorism, Unemployment, japa syndrome, work environment

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