International Organisation for Migration
NAPTIP rescues 2,884 Lagos indigenes from traffickers in 16 years
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Tuesday said that 2,884 Lagos State indigenes were rescued from traffickers in the last 16 years. The Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, disclosed this at the State House, Ikeja during the inauguration of the Lagos State Task Force on Human Trafficking.…
Social media pushing more Nigerians into migration than insecurity, poverty –IOM
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Sunday that social media is a major tool influencing young Nigerians...
As coronavirus rages, hundreds of Nigerians are stranded in transit camps in Niger
On April 2, the International Organisation for Migration rescued 256 persons in the arid northern Niger. The trafficked persons were abandoned by their traffickers close to the Niger-Libya border, dehydrated and desperately in need of food. A baby was among those rescued, IOM's Chief of Mission in Niger, Barbara Rijks, said. All the rescued persons…
‘Illegal migration, major cause of brain drain in Africa’
Illegal migration has been identified as a huge problem in Africa, and as such, a major cause of brain drain.
Government, IOM facilitate return of 18,000 migrants
The Federal Government and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through the European Union (EU-IOM) joint initiative assisted 18,079 irregular migrants return to Nigeria from Libya between April 2017 and October 2019.
NEMA receives 326 Nigerians from Libya
At least, 326 stranded Nigerians in Libya have arrived Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, who confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday in Lagos, said the returnees were received in two batches. Muhammed said the Nigerians arrived the Cargo Wing of the…
11 pregnant women, 130 others return from Libya
No fewer than 141 Nigerians, including 11 pregnant women, have voluntarily returned from Libya to Nigeria with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU). Mr. Segun Afolayan, Chief Planning Officer, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Lagos. Afolayan…
Global migration agency rescues 10,300 Nigerians
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has seen to the successful return of 10,300 illegal Nigerian migrants from Europe. The Programme Manager, Migration Management Unit (MMU) and Head of IOM Lagos Sub-office, Abraham Tamrat, made the disclosure during a campaign in Benin City. The UN agency chief noted that the exercise was to sensitise the…
Stakeholders urge end to illegal migration
Nigerians have reiterated the need for an increased government’s effort to save the life of citizens, especially those trapped in Libya.The call was made following the return of another batch of 171 stranded Nigerians from Zintan District of Libya through the assistance of International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
IOM seeks jobs, rehabilitation for 7,746 returnees from Libya
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has urged the federal and state governments to intensify their job creation programmes to accommodate no fewer than 7,746 Nigerians that have lately been repatriated from Libya. The United Nations’ body, it was learnt, is worried that job opportunities and rehabilitation exercises for returnees are far in-between, encouraging some…
Another 149 Libyan returnees arrive Lagos
Another batch of Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned to Lagos, courtesy of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).