In anticipation of International Migrants Day in December, the Foundation for Peace, Hope and Conflict Management (FPHCM collaborates with Immigration Service to enhance migrant safety in Taraba), has initiated a collaborative effort with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Taraba State Command.
The collaboration, as gathered by our correspondent, is aimed at addressing the challenges faced by migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the state.
Led by the coordinator of the Foundation, Rev. Fr. Anthony Bature, the team engaged with the NIS Command in Jalingo to discuss strategies for ensuring the safety of migrants.
Emphasizing the role of NGOs in positively impacting the lives of migrants, Bature called for a partnership between FPHCM, NIS, and the government.
At the meeting which took place yesterday, in Jalingo, Bature highlighted the evolving situation of IDPs in the state, noting that they have been integrated into host communities.
He expressed the need to identify the current locations of IDPs, fostering a deeper understanding of their circumstances.
On his path, the Comptroller of Immigration, Taraba state command, Halid Usman Kwa (pcc), underscored the various factors influencing migration.
Such factors, as listed out by him, include economic prospects, safety, conflict, and natural disasters.
He revealed the presence of refugees in Taraba due to the Ambazonian crisis in neighboring Cameroon, particularly in areas like Sardauna, Takum, and Kurmi, adding that the influx of refugees has contributed to social challenges in host communities.
The Comptroller pledged to collaborate closely with the Foundation, recognizing the importance of addressing the social implications of migration in the region.