Improve living standards to check illegal migration, don urges FG


A university lecturer, Dr Olawale Lawal, has urged the Nigerian government to take urgent steps to address living conditions in the country, to stem illegal migration by citizens.

Illegal immigrants at a detention centre in Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the Libyan capital Tripoli. AFP/Getty Images

Lawal, a lecturer in diplomacy and foreign policy at the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo made the appeal in an interview on Thursday in Lagos.

He said that if conditions at home were conducive for survival, people may not want to take the risks involved in illegal migration.

“The desperation of these classes of migrants, mostly youths, is traceable to the deplorable standards of living at home.

“If government is able to provide the basic necessities of life for its citizens, they will not want to leave the country in such unconventional ways as crossing the Sahara Desert and the…

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