This was one of the highlights at the fourth Summit of the Standing Committee on Diaspora Matters and the State Diaspora Focal Point Officers (SDFPOs), organised by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission
Justin Uwazuruonye, Head, Abuja Operations Office, NEMA, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Wednesday in Abuja.
International Organization for Migration, (IOM) Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to uphold the internationally agreed laws on migration for the Protection of Human Rights.
A notification letter from the school signed by its Annex Director of Studies, Porto Novo, Dr Ajijola Issac reads thus: “The Governing Council of our University has ratified the conferment of Ph D (Honoris Causa) in Public Administration on you on 29 January 2022.
Kallon described the United Nations agency as one cardinal to all its humanitarian efforts in North East Nigeria.
In a statement made available to the media in Abuja on Monday and signed by the President of JIFORM, Abayomi, he congratulated the management and staff of the United Nations agency for helping to improve the migration policies in the country, migrant administration, media capacity among several other interventions.
The awareness exercise was carried out through the MaM ‘Migration Room,’ whereby returned migrants interact with potential migrants to discuss issues that border on irregular migration, trafficking and smuggling of persons.
The project, scheduled to be launched in Abuja on September 7, also seeks to provide assistance to such vulnerable people while they are on the move, Frantz Celestin, the IOM Chief of Mission in Nigeria, said in a statement on Thursday.
The launch coincides with this year’s commemoration of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (WDATIP) with the theme ‘Victims’ Voices take the Lead’.
This is contained in a statement signed by Antonio Vitorino, IOM Director-General, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.
Edo Innovation hub is an initiative of the state government to provide job opportunities as well as business development for residents through ICT.
“IOM staff are providing emergency assistance to 79 migrants returned to Libya by the coast guard today,” the UN body tweeted.
Speaking in a virtual interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the impact of insecurity on migration, Franz Celestin, IOM Chief of Mission, said social media has influenced many more migrations than insecurity.
This, it said, would make desperate migrants more susceptible to criminals.
This was contained in a statement signed by Yemi Kale, Statistician General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of NBS, in Abuja on Thursday.
The Director General of NEMA, Air Vice Marshal Muhammed Muhammadu (retd), who received the returnees, said they would be isolated for 14 days in Ikeja before they would be free to reunite with their families.
The documents also serve as guide for reportage of migrants and policy formulations by other people cum organisation working on principles on same interest.
“On October 24, we assisted 141 stranded Nigerian migrants in Libya to voluntarily return home on a charter flight from Sebha airport (in southern Libya),” IOM said in a statement.
The IOM Chief of Mission in Nigeria, Franz Celestin, who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, however, did not disclose the number of Nigerians killed in the attack.
The International Organisation for Migration Sub-Office in Lagos on Thursday said that it had in the last five years provided assistance to about 17,000 Nigerian voluntary returnees from Libya.