Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has stressed the need to treat migrants with some form of care and respect, as most of them were forced to leave their ancestral homes.
He said the internal conflicts and terrorist activities in some countries were largely responsible for cases of forced migration.
Professor Osinbajo, therefore, advised the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to ensure proper documentation of migrants across the world.
Others who Addressed The Gathering
Also addressing the gathering, the Federal Commissioner of the National Commission For Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Sadiya Farouq, stressed the need for a holistic approach to issues of migration.
In his remark, the Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Eric Mayoraz, pledged to support Nigeria in addressing challenges of migration.
IOM Chief of Mission, Nigeria Country Office, Enira Krdzalic, gave an analysis of the statistics of migrants who die daily trying to pass through illegal routes.
Experts at the event noted that migration enhances regional and global integration and called for policy coherence in migration governance.