By Adejoke Oni
Between Friday June 5 and June 6, 2020 on Zoom starting from 11 am (West African time), reputable resource personalities and migration advocates across the African nations will address global migration journalists under the umbrella of the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) with over 200 journalists apart from other volunteers spread across the nations.
These include seasoned speakers like Clare Henshaw, the Country Coordinator of The Migrant Project, Nigeria an arm of SEEFAR, the international social enterprise organization to deliver a presentation on Confronting migration challenge in West Africa: the way-out.
Nigeria Immigration Service’s Deputy Comptroller and the image maker of the agency, DCI Sunday James is also billed to speak on Nigeria’s 2020 Visa Policy and implications for African economy.
The first session of the summit titled Migration: Remedies for Covid-19 and the economy was held between May 28 and 30, 2020.
Other speakers include Catholic priest and herbal practitioner of over 25 years, Reverend Father Anslem Adodo, Chairman of Morocco Migration Journalist Network, Salaheddine Lemaizi, Massinissa Benlakehal, an international media trainer from Tunisia and also a guest speaker from Ghana Immigration Service.
According to the President of JIFORM, Ajibola Abayomi, the event was aimed at updating knowledge of over 200 journalists spread across the continents apart from other volunteers focusing on migration issues.
He said the foundation which held its first international migration summit in Abuja in 2019 with participation from several agencies had subsequently organised three additional conferences apart from featuring in a global migration summit in Tunisia in 2019 was keen to keep its members inform on dynamics of migration and happening across the globe.
“We cannot pretend not to know that Covid-19 has changed our world, in so doing we are eager to appraise the possible remedies for the rampaging disease and the economy both from migration and other perspectives”.