By John Oladele
The Comptroller, Nigeria Customs Service in charge of Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command, Ikeja, Lagos, Wale Adeniyi, has lauded the initiative of the leadership of Journalists International Forum For Migration, JIFORM, on advocacy against irregular migration.
The body will host an international summit on migration in Abuja between November 25-29, 2019 with the theme Migration: The Economy, Diaspora Remittance and Rights of Citizens.
He described intention of the foundation to re-orientate and raise the public consciousness against both unplanned journey and human trafficking as timely during the visit of the JIFORM to his office on Friday.
The JIFORM teamed comprised Ajibola Abayomi, the Editor In Chief of TheLead Publications who doubles as the President of the foundation, and Controller News, Radio One of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Abiola Peters, the Chairman JIFORM Summit Strategy Committee.
Having listened to the presentation of the team, the Comptroller said JIFORM’s advocacy against irregular migration couldn’t have come at a better time given development across the world.
He said there was need for deliberate policy to discourage people from risking their lives through unapproved routes.
“Thousands of people have died trying to travel abroad through the desert and the Mediterranean Sea. That was regrettable and should be stopped. I would have wished to be at your conference but I wish you luck in this great endeavor that is worth supporting” he said.
Ajibola assured that JIFORM was willing to work with various agencies of government to guard against both human and drug trafficking.