Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM), a global media foundation with over 200 journalists focusing on migration matters, will on Thursday, October 15, sign a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate foreign trainings and other international engagements for its members in America and other nations with the Diaspora Institute of Innovation (DII), US.
Also, on the second day of the event on Friday, October 16th, 2020, a Nigerian lawmaker, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Matters, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, will be honoured for her positive advocacy on migration matters alongside Pensioners’ FM, King FM and Federal Radio Corporation Nigeria, Ibadan, for their commendable roles in promotion of safe and regular migration.
The conference slated for Pensioners’ FM Board and Training Hall, Onireke Ibadan, Oyo State is to be officially unveiled by the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, MFR and would commence by 1 pm (West African Time) with virtual and physical presentations to be beamed on zoom and other social media networks.
Ajibola Abayomi, JIFORM President in a statement made available to the media said that the summit themed Migration Governance and Media Strategy for Development During Pandemic under the chairmanship of Professor Patrick Lumumba from Kenya would produce glossary of terminologies for over 10,000 journalists and media establishments to upgrade the reportorial capacity of media practitioners across the world as JIFORM mapped out strategies to organize the African/Middle East Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2021 aimed at fast tracking discussions on the abolition of African women slavery in the Gulf and Arabian nations.
JIFORM praised the media houses for their excellent delivery of services to the nation saying: “Pensioners FM, the only known labour radio in the world, is a success to behold within just one year ditto for King FM and Radio Nigeria with unparalleled quality information promoting the right values, uniting the people and uplifting the nation.”
Prince Akinwale Ojomo, the Chief Executive Officer of DII Africa, said the Global Director of the institute, Professor Byron Price and his team were excited to work with JIFORM and would ensure successful implementation of the MoU especially to improve capacity of journalists on migration matters.
The epoch occasion will witness participation of Gerry Weiner, the former Canada immigration minister; Dr Princess Ocansey, member African Union on Labour Migration Advisory Committee and Chairperson, United Nations Youths Association, Ghana; Mr Gbenga Omotoso, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State; Professor Ikechukwu Kanu Anthony; Johanna Mac from Erich Brost Institute, Germany; Ms Omotola Omowunmi, the Executive Director Rescue Africans In Slavery Foundation; Patricidal Phradan from Lebanon; International Organization for Migration (IOM), Nigeria and Gambia, Ghana Immigration Service and others.