Lagos to support JIFORM summit on migration, human trafficking
Lagos State Government has pledged to support the advocacy against irregular migration and human trafficking being championed by Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM).
The assurance was given when members of JIFORM paid a courtesy call on the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho, yesterday.President of JIFORM, Ajibola Abayomi accompanied by Kikelomo Oduyebo and Yaqoub Yusuf presented a proposal on the summit to the commissioner and sought the support of the state for the summit slated for Abuja between November 25 and 29, 2019.
According to him, the foundation established in 2018 was passionate about enlightening Nigerians on dangers of irregular migration, human and drug trafficking.
This, he explained the foundation with over 140 members across the continents and other volunteers would actively lead to engage government on several opportunities in the economy, in order to improve the living condition of the citizens.
He specifically urged the commissioner whom he described as media’s delight to do whatever is within his power to assist the foundation to fund the logistics required for transportation and accommodation of 65 journalists to be drawn from Radio Lagos/EKO FM, Lagos Television, Lagos Weekend Television, Lagos Traffic Radio and other private owned media outfits in the state during the event.Responding, Omotosho shared his personal encounters with several irregular migrants. He praised JIFORM for the initiative and urged the leadership to expand the scope of the foundation to attract interest from both local and international donors.
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