Japa: FG warns against illegal migration
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on January 31, 2023
The Federal Government on Monday warned Nigerians, especially the youths against illegal migration to Europe and other parts of the world, popularly known in local parlance as ‘Japa’ saying the consequences including bad treatment abroad were very disastrous.
While insisting that it does not encourage irregular migration, the government advised that Nigerians who desire to move should do so within the confines of the law.
The Director Economic Trade and Investment in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Akinremi Bolaji, stated these in Abuja during the launch of EuroAfrica Polish Language Center.
According to him, the attitude of many youths migrating abroad without basic skills, were responsible for the bad treatment they get.
Punch news paper reports that Bolaji said that most of the reports on the ill-treatment of Nigerians were not properly documented because the victims, most times, travelled illegally.