Nigerians working in the United States have been ranked eighth most hardworking foreigners in that country.
A 2018 report released by Bloomberg said Nigerians scored 71.0 percent in the list of the hardest and most skilled immigrant groups in the US.
Ghana was ranked number one on the list with 75.2 percent.
See the top 10 list below:
6. El Salvador
7. Bosnia and Herzegovina
This makes Africans in general the most productive immigrants in the US ahead of those from Mexico and Central America, who constitute more than 70 percent of foreign nationals in that country.
Mexico is by far the most common country of origin, but the population of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. (both documented and undocumented) actually fell 6 percent from 2007 to 2015, according to the Pew Research Centre.
The numbers of Salvadorans, Hondurans and Guatemalans in the U.S. continued to grow.
“If we want more high-skilled, hardworking, English-speaking, ready-to-integrate immigrants, it looks like the most obvious place to find them is in African countries where English is widely spoken,” Bloomberg journalist Justin Fox, who came up with the report, said.
The report, developed from the 2016 US Census Bureau American Community Survey, ranked Nigeria 8th among the Most-Educated Immigrant Groups in the U.S.
Nigeria sandwiched between Australia (7th) and Malaysia (9th).