JIFORM Partners DII,Project 40:40 Others For National Migration Summit 

The Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) is partnering a number of reputable organisations  for its National Migration Summit holding in Lagos .
A release by the  President of the JIFORM, Dr Ajibola Abayomi  hinted that the event scheduled for Febuary 9,2023 at Lagos Airport Hotel Ikeja isxwith the theme “Irregular Migration: The Missing Links and The Remedy”
Other partners included: Home For the Needy, Edo State (HFTN) and Initiative for Youth Awareness on Migration Immigration Development and Reintegration (IYAMIDR).
The JIFORM boss explained  that the programme was aimed at deepening the efforts to improve migration policies in Nigeria and improve the capacity building of the media and other stakeholders.”
The event ,according to the release shall have participants  from the media, government agencies and non-governmental agencies, embassies, students, civil society, security agencies and others.

“We are concerned about the need to further engage the public and the government on migration matters and make interventions where necessary for all of us to be on the same page. We cannot pretend that issues of human trafficking, irregular migration and others are not with us.“On these challenges we must reason together on how to stop these and cater for vulnerable ones among us without playing to the gallery. There is a need for us to have the understanding about the laws and how to evolve opportunities to better the lots of our people through the positive sides of migration. JIFORM is ready to work with every concerned organization” Ajibola said.

Among the invited organisations included    the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NiDOE), embassies and others.JIFORM is a non-profit body comprising over 300 journalists and other volunteers across the continents covering migration matters.

Since 2019, the organization has become a major force organizing a series of local and international capacity building for journalists and other stakeholders. In 2021, it initiated the annual African Migration Summit held in Ghana in partnership with Nekotech Center of Excellence, Accra, the West African Media Migration Summit in Lome  Togo and held its 3rd Global Migration Summit in Toronto, Canada in October 2022.

The body in collaboration with the City University, New York City, US between November 2-4, in Brooklyn hosted the international migration summit.

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