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Published On: Thu, Dec 19th, 2019

Stakeholders walk to mark Int’l Migrants Day in Abuja

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By Ese Awhotu

Nigeria yesterday joined the rest of the world to mark the International Migrants Day.
A road walk was held in Abuja by stakeholders as mark of commitment to the plight of migrants.
Speaking shortly after the road walk, Honorable Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Senator Basheer Mohammed said migration is part of humanity but must be safe, regular and dignifying.
This was disclosed in a statement, by Agidike Abdul Onu,
Head: Press & PR of the Commission yesterday.
According to the statement, Senator Basheer said the celebration was also a solidarity with brothers and sisters who lost their lives in attempts to migrate in search of greener pasture or forceful migration.
The Commissioner advised the general public to seek regular migration, even as he encouraged them to explore the several opportunities being provided by government at various levels and be kind to migrants in our environment.
Chief of Mission, International Office for Migration, Frantz Celestine in the same vein stressed that regular migration is beneficial and should not be discouraged.
The Commission and IOM held the Annual Migration Dialogue at the state house, Abuja on Tuesday which was well attended by stakeholders.

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