The Migrant Project (TMP), an affiliate of SEEFAR, an international social enterprise Foundation has declared support for the forthcoming migration summit being organised by Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM).
JIFORM President, Ajibola Abayomi led a delegation of the body that comprised Bukola Adetiloye of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Innocent Duru of The Nation Newspapers, Yemi Izuora of Oriental News Nigeria, foremost blogger, Precious Eze and the Publisher of the Primetimes Reporters, Augustine Nwadinamuo, to the establishment to solicit support for the summit at its Yaba, Lagos office.
The President said JIFORM was willing to take advantage of over 140 journalists spread across the globe in its fold to champion and sustain agitation against irregular migration.
He informed that the not for profit organization already had endorsements from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) and other bodies in the nation.
“We once again call on SEEFAR to join this all important conference and help sustain in Nigeria and beyond advocacy against human trafficking. It is also about making government wake up to its responsibilities by creating more opportunities for the citizens.”
The international event which will attract international personalities, governments and institutions is to be attended by top officials of SEEFAR from its headquarters in Hong Kong.
Project Coordinator of SEEFAR’s The Migrant Project in Nigeria, Clare Henshaw gave the assurances regarding the participation of the organization at the conference slated for November 25-29, 2019 in Abuja on Monday.
According to her, The Migrant Projects has provided opportunities for over 2000 Nigerians since 2018 coupled with free counseling against irregular migration impacting positively on their lives.
Henshaw expressed the readiness of SEEFAR to partner with the JIFORM on training and empowerment for migration journalists in Nigeria.
“We can assure you of continuous support of The Migrants Project through SEEFAR aimed at contributing to the progress of Nigeria and counsel against irregular migration and human trafficking.
“We have been working on several researches, from our findings, we discovered that women were vulnerable to attack, rape and abuse while risking their lives through the desert and Mediterranean Sea particularly those between the ages of 18 and 34.
“As a social enterprise, we are more concerned about impact on the citizens by linking with opportunities instead of focus on ourselves.
Media Liaison Officer of the organization in Nigeria, Tayo Elegbede said the body was positioned to advance advocacy to save lives, empower the youths and encourage Nigerians to keep faith with nation.
“We are ready to work with JIFORM to make advocacy on irregular migration a success and to ensure that SEEFAR’s impact is felt through community efforts.
Photo: R -L Tayo Elegbede, Media Liaison Officer of The Migrant Project, Clare Henshaw, Project Coordinator of The Migrant Project Nigeria, Ajibola Abayomi, President JIFORM and Willie Workman Oga, Remote Migrant Councilor during JIFORM visitation to SEEFAR’s The Migrant Project Nigeria at Yaba, Lagos on Monday.
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