Federal Government has reiterated its support to migration, saying that it should be seen as positive development, bringing new skills, energy, perspective and experiences.
Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Sadiya Umar Farouq stated this when the commission in partnership with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation organized a two-day media capacity building workshop.
Declaring the workshop open, Sadiya noted that a great deal of media reports erroneously criminalize migrants by linking asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants with insecurity, social-cultural and economic threats.
Represented at the workshop by the Director of Migration and Refugees in the commission, Lawal Mohammed Hamidu, she said migration has been part of the history of mankind and should not be misunderstood.
She urged the media to always speak for the migrants even as he enjoined them to educate the youth on the dangers of irregular migration and the opportunities for migration in the regular way.