Director Intelligence, Public Enlightenment of National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP Orakwue Arinze, has called on Nigerians to shun investing in visa lotteries, saying they are scams.

Arinze made the call while briefing journalists at a one-day international conference on illegal migration and trafficking in persons conference, organised by Nigerian Young Professional Forum, today in Abuja.

He, however, decried inadequate funding of the educational sector in the country, attributing it to why Nigerians patronise visa lotteries and indulge in illegal migration.

To avoid scams and issues associated with such, he admonished those craving to go abroad by all means not to patronise visa lottery advertorials.

The event, themed ‘Strengthening multi-stakeholder partnership and creating cooperation in curbing illegal migration and human trafficking,’ was attended by officials from diverse professional backgrounds.