The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Nigeria’s 2021 annual report says more Nigerians migrated to Niger Republic irregularly than in any other country in the world in 2021.
The report stated that in 2021, 1147 Nigerians of 737 males and 410 females left Nigeria for Niger without proper documentation.
The report explained that Libya, Germany, and Mali had the arrival of 957, 193, and 182 Nigerians respectively.
It explained that there were 154, 143, 62, 56, 52, and 46 Nigerians in Sudan, Chad, Ghana, Austria, Lebanon, and Egypt respectively.
It said that International Organisation for Migration provided assistance and supported more migrants in 2021 than in 2020.
According to the report, 3,324 Nigerian voluntary returnees were assisted, representing a 125 percent increase from 2020.
The report stated, “There were 6,042 returnees reintegrated, signifying a 96 percent growth, followed by vulnerable migrants supported, and people reached through awareness-raising with 48 percent and 40 percent increase respectively.”
It further explained that there were 6,042 returnees reintegrated, signifying a 96 percent growth, followed by vulnerable migrants supported, and people reached through awareness-raising with 48 percent and 40 percent increase respectively.
The report noted that the achievements in 2021 can be attributed to the ease of COVID-19 restrictions that impacted local and global mobility in 2020, and the full operational capacity of the Mission.