Immigration Takes Campaigns Against Irregular Migration To Border States

He stated that after holding sensitization campaigns in Edo, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states, the organisation will depend on the media to teach extra Nigerians on the risks of irregular migration.

Immigration has taken campaigns in opposition to irregular migration to frame states.

NewsOnline reviews that the Acting Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Isah Idris, stated on Monday in Abuja that the service is ready to accentuate its marketing campaign in opposition to irregular migration in border states.

He stated that after holding sensitization campaigns in Edo, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states, the organisation will depend on the media to teach extra Nigerians on the risks of irregular migration.

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“In 2022, the NIS carried out an elaborate enlightenment and sensitisation campaign on the dangers of TIPSOM in six states of the federation, namely; Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Enugu, Oyo and Kano. Plans are underway to cover other vulnerable states, especially those along the borders,” Idris stated on the opening ceremony of a two-day workshop on sensitisation methods and reportage on irregular migration and human trafficking organised by the Journalists International Forum for Migration at the side of the German Cooperation and the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

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Represented by Assistant Controller-General Ngozi Odikpo, the performing CGI informed individuals, “I name on you to make use of your journalism abilities to tell the general public on the ills of irregular migration and in addition examine the place reviews are made on irregular migration.

“You can in flip proffer workable options to this scourge and different issues that may facilitate common migration.

“I have taken note of your contributions in migration management since 2019, especially in capacity building for journalists. Also noted is your information on the fourth edition of the JIFORM Global Summit, which is scheduled to take place from October 2–14.”

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Also talking was the speedy previous CGI, Mohammed Babandede, who stated, “It is pertinent that the media enlighten the populace concerning the risks of irregular migration, TIP and SOM by means of.

“An instance of utilizing leisure to sensitise the general public concerning the adverse influence of those vices is the manufacturing of a tv sequence titled, The Missing Steps, which is a collaborative effort between IOM Nigeria and the Swiss Federation: the script of which I developed.

“However, a lot still needs to be done, because a large portion of the population is still ignorant of the dangers and menaces of these vices. This is where the media needs to have a robust strategy for effective enlightenment as well as dissemination of information on the perpetrators.”

On her half, Tolulope Olaiya, who represented the Team Leader of the NGC, a programme underneath the German Corporation for International Development, Ms Sandra Vermuijten, which implements the Returning to New Opportunities Programme of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, stated the company would proceed to assist the JIFORM capability constructing initiative for journalists.

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Olaiya, who’s the Abuja Coordinator of the NGC, stated, “Words carry more significance beyond the pages they are printed on; they could have devastating effects on victims of human trafficking, for example; they could also open the public’s eyes to false hopes that are peddled by bad actors.”

She revealed that, between December 2017 to December 2022, the BMZ programme has supplied over 282,000 particular person assist measures to returnees and the native inhabitants, supplied nearly 60,000 particular person consultations, positioned over 30,000 individuals in employment, supplied over 42,000 enterprise start-up measures, over 133,000 qualification measures, and supplied over 1600 psychosocial assist providers.

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