The Nationwide Company for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Individuals (NAPTIP) has stated Mali, Libya and the United Arab Emirate (UAE) are prime on the checklist of nations Nigerians, particularly the youths, migrate to.
The Director Common NAPTIP, Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi, stated this on the Nasrul-Lahi-I-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) Youth Wing 2022 International Youth Seminar (GYS), which had as its theme: ‘Japa Syndrome: The Pains and Positive factors’.
There was an essay competitors within the occasion, which held in Abuja on Monday. Out of the 87 entries obtained, Adewale Abdullateef, a 21-year-old Chemical Engineering of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College (ATBU), emerged winner, whereas the duo of Oke Faidhat and Oshunkoya Ganiyu, got here second and third respectively.
The NAPTIP boss, represented by AbdulGaniyu Abubakar, famous that migration often occurs attributable to a mix of push and pull components and that from the NAPTIP knowledge for 5 years, 2018-2022 present that Benin Republic, Burkina-Faso, Ivory-Coast, Ghana, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Niger-Republic, Oman, Saudi- Arabia, Sudan, Togo, UAE amongst different are very distinguished.
The five-year knowledge reveals that Mali recorded 218; Libya 125, UAE 96, Benin Republic 76, Burkina Faso 63 and Ghana 60 amongst others.
Pains of the JAPA Syndrome.
Whereas itemizing some positive aspects of migration to incorporate employment alternatives and tourism amongst others, she additionally listed some pains to incorporate depletion of the labor power within the nation of origin, excessive incidence of Irregular Migration not solely in Nigeria however the world over; danger of human trafficking; and enhance within the quantity refugees and asylum seekers within the vacation spot international locations amongst others.
Additionally, the Nationwide Youth Secretary of NASFAT, Alhaji Kabir Raji, stated that the third version of seminar was to deal with the challenges of mind drain (JAPA Syndrome), authorized and unlawful migration of Nigerian youth from the nation and proffering attainable options to these charged with governance and the residents.