Irregular migration setback to economy, national development
May 28, 2019
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The National Agency for the Protection of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has raised the alarm over the undying desire of some Nigerians and African youths to leave the shores of the continent irrespective of the means of exit.
The agency said that such massive migration of young Africans through the Mediterranean sea and deserts to Europe was a huge setback to socio-economic development of Nigeria and Africa. The agency was also unhappy with recent calls to de-criminalise prostitution, activities of pimps and its sponsors, stressing that the move could outrightly rubbish the huge investment that global leaders have made in combating sex trafficking.
NAPTIP Director General, Julie Okah-Donli, raised the concerns, on Tuesday, in Abuja, at a conference on irregular migration organised by Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja.
The conference was organised to raise awareness on the menace of irregular migration and possibly provide platform for relevant stakeholders to discuss and proffer solutions to the issues.
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