Initiative for Youth Awareness on Migration Immigration Development and Reintegration(IYAMIDR) and RuthsChild Foundation in commemoration of 2021 Migrants Day(18th December) have given awards to some individuals who have distinguished themselves in the area of highlighting issues relating to migration.
In his speech to mark the occasion, Solomon Okoduwa, Executive Director of IYAMIDR, said: “migrants contribute with their knowledge, networks, and skills to build stronger, more resilient communities.
“The global social and economic landscape can be shaped through impactful decisions to address the challenges and opportunities presented by global mobility and people on the move.”
Going forth, he said: “In achieving this, IYAMIDR and RuthsChild Foundation has designed strategic plan for government and other relevant agencies to identify areas that need urgent attention towards enhancing potentials of in Nigeria.”
He appealed to embassies “to relax some of their stringent requirements that leads some visa applicants to frustration.”
On the Honours list were Patrick Ese Ochoga, Correspondent of Leadership Newspaper in Edo State; Alemma Ozioruva Aliu, Correspondent of Vanguard Newspaper in Edo State; Joy Olabisi Akpaida, Head of Centre, DAAR Communications Plc and Brown Okojie, Executive Director, Great Esan Returnees’ Association.
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