Nigerian-German Center For Jobs Management And Reintegration (NGC), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerians In Diaspora Organization, Europe (NiDOE) and others are billed to appraise migration issues at the national migration summit slated for Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja on Thursday, February 9.
The summit under the chairmanship of the Continental Chairman of NiDOE, Dr Bashir Obasekola would have the NGC deliver a presentation on the job management and reintegration process in Nigeria while the IOM would appraise the irregular migration and the remedy.
The conference according to the organizers of the summit, the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM), a body with over 300 journalists covering migration across the continents would accommodate capacity building, networking and provide a platform for migration stakeholders to engage government and the public on the migration matters.
The summit serves as an annual retreat to accommodate capacity building for journalists covering migration and other stakeholders as a platform to contribute to policies and issues on migration matters.
Other collaborating organizations are Diaspora Innovation Institute (DII), Nigeria Project 4040, Home For the Needy, Edo State (HFTN) and Initiative for Youth Awareness on Migration Immigration Development and Reintegration (IYAMIDR).
Ajibola said the summit would also draw participants from embassies, students, civil society, security agencies and others.
Dignitaries expected at the occasion are Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Professor Fatima Waziri-Azi, the Director General National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and Professor Lai Oso from Lagos State University.
JIFORM is a non-profit body comprising over 300 journalists and other volunteers across the continents covering migration matters.
Since 2019, the organization has become a major force organizing a series of local and international capacity building for journalists and other stakeholders. In 2021, it initiated the annual African Migration Summit held in Ghana in partnership with Nekotech Center of Excellence, Accra, the West African Media Migration Summit in Lome, Togo and held its 3rd Global Migration Summit in Toronto, Canada in October 2022.
The body in collaboration with the City University, New York City, US between November 2-4, 2022 in Brooklyn hosted the international migration summit.