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What is the rate of migration of foreigners to Nigeria?

According to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), in mid-2020, Nigeria hosted 1.3 million migrants (including refugees) representing just 0.6% of the country’s population – far below both the overall global average and the average for West Africa, and the lowest proportion of any Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) country. Significant groups hosted in Nigeria include migrants from other Ecowas countries – in particular Benin, Ghana, Mali, Togo and Niger – as well as a modest but growing refugee population from Cameroon.

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