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Stakeholders Advocate Good Governance To Curb Irregular Migration

From: FORTUNE OYEM

Some Participants at the fifth annual Lecture series organized by a Non Governmental organization “Jose Maria Escriva Foundation” held in Ekpoma, Esan West local Government Area of Edo State has decried the alarming rate of irregular migration especially among Young people in the country.

According to the participants, the high rate of irregular migration among Young people has moved from a worrisome dimensions to a More pitiable condition that if nothing was done to curb the menace urgently, the country is likely to witness massive loss of professionals and skilled Manpower needed for her growth and development.

Speaking on the topic entitled ” Migration and Good Governance: The Quest for an Enduring solution” Guest speaker for the event and Moderator of Pastoral Affairs, Seminary of All saints, Uhiele, Edo State, Reverend Father Joseph Okojie identified” Bad governance as a major factor responsible for irregular migration.

Reverend Father Okojie appealed to Government at all levels to address challenges responsible for irregular migration in the country.

On his part a Medical Practitioner and a Right Activist, Mr Bright Oniovokukor who bemoaned the loss of technical and skilled Manpower to irregular migration in the country canvassed holistic approach by Government and other relevant stakeholders in addressing the menace.

Others who spoke at the event appealed to the Federal and state Government to fast track the implementation of palliatives to poor and vulnerable in the society to make Life bearable for them following the removal of fuel subsidy.

Earlier in a remark, Chief Responsibility officer, Jose Maria Escriva Foundation, Doctor Jude Obasanmi said the annual Lecture series of the foundation was to avail participants the opportunity to discuss issues affecting their community as well as use the medium to seek for support, and partnership with the foundation.

Highpoint of the event was questions and answers series from participants.

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