4,000 Nigerian Illegal Migrants To Receive Scholarships, Vocational Training
President Muhammadu Buhari,may have announced that about 4,000 Nigerian illegal migrants will be given scholarships as well as skills and vocational training before they are brought back home.
This was contained in a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, at the just-concluded fifth African Union/European Union Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Buhari also revealed that the scholarships and vocational training is a process that has been put in motion for the negotiation of new agreements that may open doors of migration and also lead to reducing illegal migration.
President Buhari, at the meeting noted that the most important investment needed for growth in Nigeria and Africa is to grow and develop the economies in ways that will provide jobs for the youths.
“Without jobs, even educated youths become vulnerable to forms of extremism, ranging from joining the ranks of terrorists to risking their lives, migrating to Europe, through the ‘sea of sand that is the Sahara and the unforgiving waters of the mediterranean.’ We must declare this era of African industrialisation for this must be the primary goal of all AU members,” he stated and advised that future AU-EU summits must be dedicated to this goal until it is achieved.