Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

JIFORM set to take irregular migration advocacy to schools

Journalists International Forum for Migration, JOFORM, has disclosed that it is set to take the advocacy against irregular migration to schools and rural communities adding that Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commissioning, Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa is slated to attend.

In a statement issued by the JIFORM President/Executive Director, Ajibola Abayomi, he said having engaged in several international and local advocacies against irregular migration decided to take its campaign to reach out to schools and rural communities to further enlighten Nigerians against activities of human traffickers.

According to Abayomi the event is slated to hold later in March at the Villanova Polytechnic, Imesi-Ile, Osun state.

The JIFORM president however noted that the global body comprising over 150 seasoned journalists across the continent is taking the advocacy against irregular migration and human trafficking to schools and rural communities after hosting its inaugural international migration summit in Abuja in 2019.

Also he stated that Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, MRF and the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Osun State, Mrs Funke Egbemode, have been slated to attend an anti-human trafficking summit in Osun state.

“At the JIFORM, we have decided to work the talk by taking the message of anti-human trafficking especially to the rural communities and students giving the growing concern regarding the rate at which Nigerians are being deceived to embark on unplanned journey premised on fake promises of better life.

“It is our belief that we can’t continue to write alone as journalists focusing on migration rather time has come for us to share practical experiences with the people and orientate them against attempt to lure them into modern day slavery through deceits” he explained.

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