JAPA: NAPTIP Lists Top Countries Nigerian Youths Are Migrating to for Better Lives

JAPA: NAPTIP Lists Top Countries Nigerian Youths Are Migrating to for Better Lives

  • Some Nigerians are reportedly doing everything possible to get out of the country in search of greener pastures
  • According to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, many Nigerians are leaving for other countries
  • Some of the countries include Mali, Libya, the United Arab Emirate (UAE), Ivory Coast, Ghana, Lebanon, among others

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has revealed some countries Nigerians are travelling to in search of greener pastures.

This was revealed by the Director General of NAPTIP, Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi, at the Nasrul-Lahi-I-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) Youth Wing 2022 Global Youth Seminar, which had as its theme: Japa Syndrome: The Pains and Gains, Daily Trust reports.

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Nigerians are now traveling to Libya for greener pastures
A Libya returning narrating his story. Photo credit: Legit.ng
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The NAPTIP boss, represented by AbdulGaniyu Abubakar, disclosed this based on their data for five years, 2018-2022.

He lists the countries as follows.

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  • Mali
  • Libya
  • United Arab Emirate (UAE)
  • Benin Republic
  • Burkina-Faso
  • Ivory-Coast
  • Ghana
  • Lebanon
  • Niger-Republic
  • Oman
  • Saudi- Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Togo, among others.

It added that the five-year data shows that Mali recorded 218; Libya 125, UAE 96, Benin Republic 76, Burkina Faso 63 and Ghana 60, among others.

We're proud of NAPTIP's achievements, says VP Yemi Osinbajo

Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the federal government is proud of the achievements so far recorded by the NAPTIP.

The vice president made the statement in Abuja at the last day of NAPTIP’s one-week celebration of the 2022 World day against human trafficking organised by the agency in collaboration with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

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Osinbajo said it is on record that the Buhari administration has continued to deploy the necessary political will in the fight against human trafficking by providing direction and support to NAPTIP.

Osinbajo, who was represented at the occasion by Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Adeola Ipaye, also called on the youths to make the change even where they have hitherto fallen short.

FG names Dubai new human trafficking destination for Nigerians

Recall that NAPTIP recently confirmed Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates, as the human trafficking hotspot for Nigerians.

Nduka Nwanwenne, the Benin zonal commander of NAPTIP, made the disclosure on Wednesday, April 20.

Nwanwenne who was speaking at a three-day sensitisation programme on human trafficking in Benin stated that the system of human trafficking has transcended from land transport to air transport.

Source: Legit.ng

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