“They are some of the most educated immigrants in America. “According to the Migration Policy Institute, 59% of Nigerian immigrants age 25 or older in the US hold at least a Bachelors degree, which is nearly doubled the proportion of the Americans born in the US (33%),” Zakaria said.
“Nigerian immigrants tend to work high skilled jobs, 54% are in largely white-collar positions in business, management, science and the art compared to the 39% of people born in the US,” he added.
This, according to Mr Zakaria’s statement means that Nigerian immigrants have significant spending power.
The influencial journalist also cited a new report by the New American Economy which states that Nigerian immigrants in the US in 2018 made more than $14 billion and paid more than $4 billion in taxes.
Nigeria can rise again. Shout out to Mazi Chinedu Echeruo, Chimamanda Adichie, Dora Akunyili’s artist daughter and many other Nigerians for their positive contributions to US society.