The Worldwide Organisation for Migration (IOM) says social media is a serious software influencing younger Nigerians to go away Nigeria.
Franz Celestin, IOM Chief of Mission, stated this in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN).
Citing the variety of Nigerian returnees from Libya, Celestin acknowledged that their cause for migration couldn’t have been poverty or insecurity.
He disclosed most have been from Southern elements of the nation whose states have been extra secured and economically viable.
The IOM boss noticed that younger Nigerians get simply moved by ‘success tales’ individuals submit on social media.
Celestin stated that regardless of the North-East state of affairs, statistics confirmed that much less individuals have been migrating from the area.
“One of many strongest push for migration is aspiration and never simply poverty, battle or disasters. Sure, the financial a part of that is additionally a push issue. However of all of the individuals getting back from outdoors, and just about kind Libya, lower than 0.2 per cent of them comes from the North East.
“Why is it that over 49 p.c of them are from Edo, 17 p.c from Delta; then Lagos, Imo and Ogun States? When you may have these 5 states mixed, they account for 89 p.c of these coming from Libya. For those who have a look at these states, they’re far forward of the Northeast in any human improvement index.
“You need to cascade the impact of understanding that someone who has left could make it, then I could make it. You see the Instagram issue, when all these guys are posting photos in London. You say, oh I do know this man, he went to high school with me and now he’s overseas. You’ll want to do the identical factor”, he stated.
Celestin cautioned that the pasture youths see is probably not as inexperienced because it seems.
He added that one could should work as much as three jobs earlier than having the ability to ship a reimbursement house.
In August, Nationwide Company for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Individuals (NAPTIP), Uyo Zonal command, introduced the rescue of 132 individuals.
The ages of the victims are between 5 – 34.
A complete of 40 have been free of intercourse exploitation, 28 from child sellers, and 23 from labour exploitation.
The remaining others have been freed for different sundry exploitation instances.