The United States of America is widely known as one of the major destinations for Nigerian migrants. Migration of Nigerians to this country has been increasing over time, and trends show that this is still continuing. The situation has created a huge opportunity to harness and maximize enormous potential resources of this group.
To identify the possibility of tapping into the available skills and resources for the development of Nigeria, the Government of Nigeria and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) commissioned a mapping exercise of the Nigerian diaspora working in the health and education sectors in the United States. The information gathered in this mapping exercise will be used to provide the federal Government of Nigeria with relevant information on the Nigerian diaspora members who would be interested in contributing their competencies and skills for national development and investment in their home country.