By Daniel Ajibola,
The Migrant Project, an affiliate of SEEFAR has declared support for the forthcoming migration summit being organised by Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM).
SEEFAR is a social enterprise foundation working to better the lots of humanity.
On Monday, 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 Reporter, Austin Nwadinamou, to the establishment to solicit support for the summit at The Migrant Project’s office situated at Yaba, Lagos state.
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 invite you once again call on SEEFAR to join this agitation against irregular migration and help to sustain it in Nigeria and beyond especially anti- human trafficking crusade. It is also about making government to 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 SEEAR’s The Migrant Project in Nigeria, Clare Henshaw reiterated the participation of the organization at the conference slated for November 25-29, 2019 in Abuja.
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.
She expressed 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 counselling 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 making positive impact on the citizens by linking them with opportunities instead of focus on ourselves” Henshaw said.