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Stakeholders seek collaboration in enhancing migration governance in Nigeria

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Migration stakeholders at the two-day Technical Working Group meeting on Wednesday in Abuja

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By Jacinta Nwachukwu/Fortune Abang

Some migration stakeholders have underscored the need for positive collaboration among actors to enhance migration governance and management in Nigeria.

They expressed this view during a two-day Technical Working Group (TWG), workshop on Migration and Development, in Abuja on Wednesday.

Alhaji Tijani Ahmed, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), said the aim of the meeting was to update the TWG on the progress of the National Migration Policy review.

Ahmed explained that the goal was to initiate and ensure a unified and effective National Migration Policy review.

”This means bringing together all relevant stakeholders, aligning our efforts, and working collaboratively towards a comprehensive and forward-looking policy.

”We therefore seek your valuable input, feedback, and recommendations.

”By engaging with the United Nations Network on Migration country team and drawing from your collective expertise, we aim to create a well-informed and inclusive review process,” he said.

Earlier, Ms Paola Pace, Deputy Head of Mission, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), in Nigeria, said that the purpose of the TWG meeting was to advance the critical review of Nigeria’s National Migration Policy (NMP).

Pace said that the gathering represented a significant step towards enhancing migration governance and management in the country.

She said it also underscored the importance of adaptive and inclusive policy frameworks in addressing the complex dynamics of migration.

The deputy head of mission reiterated the IOM’s commitment to continue providing technical support.

”By ensuring that our policies and actions address present-day challenges and opportunities, we can create a future where migration is safe, orderly, and beneficial,” she added.

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Also, the German Ambassador, Annett Gunther said that Germany was committed to safe, orderly and regular migration.

Gunther, said that a review of the National Migration Policy was proof of commitment of the Nigerian government to capture new realities arising from the implementation of the policy in the last eight years.

The British High Commissioner, Mr Richard Montgomery, thanked all the partners for working tirelessly to combat people-trafficking and smuggling.

Montgomery said that as migratory routes continued to diversify and expand, it would not slow down any time soon.

He said that stakeholders’ joint efforts to support safe and regular migration and bring those who seek to profit illegally to task, make a difference.

”My team and I welcome continued partnership and we look forward to continuing to see the results of much hard work and strategy as a result of this workshop,” Montgomery said. (NAN) (

Edited by Deborah Coker/Razak Owolabi

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