A German Foundation, Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung (KAS), revealed that Nigerians are the third largest asylum seekers in the country.
Head of Department, European and International cooperation of the foundation, Dr. Gerhard Wahler, has made this known in Abuja during the celebration of 15 years of KAS operation in Nigeria.
He said: “Africa and especially Western Africa, plays a pivotal role for us in Germany; in many ways, Africa shows a lot of potential.
“There is a new generation of entrepreneurs, digital natives and inventors that can and will shape the future of the continent.
“On the other hand, the unprecedented population growth, the lack of economic development, increasing scarcity of land and resources, will continue to drive people away towards Europe.
“Today, Nigerians are for example the third largest group of asylum seekers in Germany.”
Wahler added that the prevalence of terrorist groups in the region negatively affects development in Nigeria and the African region.