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Left to right – Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama

The forthcoming third annual Migration Summit of the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) billed for Canada later this year, has received the endorsements of the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Both distinguished personalities and critical stakeholders have confirmed their participation at the summit.

Stakeholders from North America, Europe, Asia, South and North America, Africa and from several countries have confirmed their participation at the hybrid event to be held in Toronto between December 3-11, 2021.

Ajibola Abayomi, President JIFORM in a statement said the invitation of the duo was necessitated by their interest and support for advocacy on migration matters.

JIFORM, comprising over 300 Journalists covering migration issues across the continents also announced the addition of an event company, Abedorc Productions Inc., Canada, the owners of the Dorc Tv and Dorc Radio to the list of partners for the summit in that country.

Other partners are; Home For The Needy, Edo State; Diaspora Innovation Institute, Federal University of Technology Akure, the NEKOTECH Center of Excellence, Ghana and others.

The United Nations’ lead migration agency the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Nigeria and other countries and international speakers that include former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration in Canada, Hon. Gerry Weiner; Professor Patrick Lumumba, a foremost pan-Africanist from Kenya and member of the African Union Labour Migration Advisory Committee, H.E Dr Kabuki Asie Ocansey from Ghana are to deliver presentations during the summit.

Listed also were Mr Williams Goiz, the Regional Director, Asia Migration Forum; Director, Home For The Needy, Folorunso Abumere; Professor Byron Price of City University, New York City, USA and others.

JIFORM, founded in 2018 initiated the global summit premiered in Abuja between November 26-28, 2019. On February 25-26, 2021, the media body held the maiden African Migration Summit in Accra, Ghana in partnership with the Nekotech Center of Excellence and equally organized the first African Media Migration Summit in Lome, Togo between June 22-23 this year.

Apart from these, JIFORM has organized series of training and workshops on migration, anti-human trafficking, labour, decent work, economic and social developments over the years from which over 3000 Journalists and others have benefited.

By Abiola PETERS.

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