Nigerian government pledges to support deported migrants

Temitope Mustapha

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The Nigerian government has assured citizens of maximum support for deported illegal migrants and trafficked persons in the area of educational rehabilitation.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu gave the assurance while exchanging views on rehabilitation strategies of deported illegal migrants with the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki in his office in Abuja.

Mallam Adamu promised to render help beyond the request of the Governor in order to curtail the migration crisis by advancing the educational levels of all the victims.

The Minister advised Governor Obaseki to make a formal request to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) for special interventions in the state’s Tertiary Institutions to be used to actualized his plans.

Governor Obaseki had earlier appealed to the Minister to consider special help for the state to upgrade its three Colleges of Education and the Polytechnics to be used to train such persons.

The Edo State Governor explained that his government’s research reviewed that most of the deported migrants and trafficked persons are of low academic levels, adding that equipping them with better education and skills will enhance their orientations and life style.

He further told the Minister that Edo State will meet up with any criteria that would qualify the designated tertiary institutions to merit Tetfund interventions.

 

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