The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha has called for a study and research on determinants of external migration.

Mustapha made the call on Friday in Abuja during a courtesy visit by the Executive Intelligence Management Course 12 participants of the Institute for Security Studies.

Mustapha who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Special Services Office, Amina Shamaki, said that this would address and put the challenges of migration in proper perspective.

He urged the participants to embark on specific study on livestock systems including pastoralism and ranching to address the frequent clashes between herders and farmers.

Mustapha said that the Federal Government has a strong desire to reduce the spate of insecurity and economic challenges occasioned by the international migration.

According to him, innovative local initiatives are being developed in many parts of West Africa in order to facilitate and protect livestock mobility in a sustainable manner.