JIFORM, FRCN To Collaborate On Tackling Illegal Migration

Issues relating to problems associated with migration and its benefits were the focal point when Journalists International Forum for Migration, JIFORM, paid courtesy a visit to the management of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Ibadan Zonal Station.

Setting the ball rolling, JIFORM President, Mr. Abayomi Ajibola expressed worry that a large percentage of Africans including Nigerians were in irregular status in foreign lands.

The JIFORM president while explaining that many Nigerians were stranded across the world said the need to agitate for the needs of citizens’ necessitated the establishment of JIFORM.

Mr. Ajibola noted that the second summit of the organization scheduled to hold in Ibadan on the fifteenth of October, 2020 was to address all problems associated with migration.

He explained that the forum was willing to project advantages of migration on national economy, stating that migration had a lot of advantages.

Mr. Ajibola while describing as unwholesome, the attitude of many Nigerian citizens who were hell bent in leaving the country without putting into consideration hazards of irregular migration, sought the support of Radio Nigeria on awareness campaign on benefits of legitimate migration. 

In a comment, Deputy Director News and Current Affairs, FRCN Ibadan, Reverend Olusegun Ayankoso urged JIFORM to ensure that topics to be discussed at the summit were all encompassing, and should positively affect the narratives on migration matters. 

Responding, Zonal Director, FRCN, Ibadan Zonal Station, Alhaji Muhammad Bello while assuring JIFORM of FRCN’s support admitted that a lot needed to be done to discourage Nigerians especially the youths who were trying to leave the country at all cost. 

Both parties expressed worry on the prevalence of brain drain in the country.

Other issues discussed included factors responsible for the indiscriminate search of greener pasture among the youths, challenges being faced by Nigerians in the Diaspora and the benefits of migration.

Adedayo Adelowo

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