This article shed light on the conference attended by CRAMAI between 16TH – 17TH of December 2021 at the International Conference Center in Abuja Nigeria.
The conference was organised by the Civil Society Organisation(s) Migration Network and supported by NCFRMI, IOM, FIIAPP, EU, UBA, FMHADMSD, NTA, Embassy of Switzerland in Nigeria, and Centre of Migration Studies Nnamdi Azikiwe University, etc.
The Conference started at about 10:45 hrs with the registration of representatives of Organisations and Distinguished personalities present; and the Nigerian National Anthem.
Thereafter, all Organisations which had flyers to present, were asked to bring them forward on the display table outside the hall and CRAMAI presented Forty (40) beautiful flyers.
Day (1) of the Conference was Tagged – Civil Society Day with the Theme: Strategies for The Sustainability of Migration Programme In Nigeria. Comrade Osita Osemene the Chairman of Patriotic Citizen Initiatives (PCI), who coincidentally was both the Co – Chairman and Moderator of the Dialogue, is also a solid Volunteer Worker of CRAMAI. There were also Six (6) Discussants or Panelists in attendance.
Similarly, in attendance were numerous personalities with proven antecedents and Miss Pearl Odigwe who happened to be in Nigeria at that time. She was invited by CRAMAI to provide profound insight to the Theme of the Conference considering her vast experience in global Migration Issues and her current position as an official of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) in Cape Verde. While Mr. Ezekiel Philip represented Conflict Resolution and Migration Awareness Initiative (CRAMAI) at the event.
Day (2) was Tagged – Common Space and Human Mobility In The Context Of Sustainable National Development. Discussions on the 2nd Day which started at about 09:30 hrs were aimed at knowing and interrogating the reasons why the Nigerian Federal Government has not been fully involved in Tackling Migration Issues In Nigeria as expected.
Governmental Agencies, such as NIS, NAPTIP, NCFRMI, and FMHADMSD were represented at the Conference.
Immediately after the Dialogue/Conference, Awards were presented to Organisations that have worked immensely towards the growth and development of Migration Management in Nigeria over the years, such as IOM, EU, COS Migration Network, and ICMPD. Thereafter, group photographs were taken in order to adequately immortalise the unique Annual National Migration event.
The programme ended at about 2:35 pm with the National Prayer and National Anthem.