SENATE: Saraki, Receives EU. Delegates to Discuss Illegal Migration

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As many of you will recall, just two weeks ago, 26 young Nigerian girls lost their lives aboard a Spanish vessel when embarking on one of these illegal trips. This is why, last week, the Senate passed a resolution to investigate the unfortunate incident.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki and EU delegates/ Photo credit: Instagram

The Senate president Senator Bukola Saraki yesterday received delegate from the European Union (EU) to discuss the high rising illegal migration and mobility from Nigeria to Europe through dangerous routes. Senator Saraki recall his contribution at the meeting with the EU, where he stated emphatically clear that African countries and Nigeria should give rapped attention to illegal migration.

‘’Yesterday, I received a high-powered delegation from the European Union (EU) to discuss the rising illegal migration and mobility from Nigeria to Europe through dangerous routes.

‘’As many of you will recall, just two weeks ago, 26 young Nigerian girls lost their lives aboard a Spanish vessel when embarking on one of these illegal trips. This is why, last week, the Senate passed a resolution to investigate the unfortunate incident.

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‘’At the meeting with the EU, I emphasized that Africa and Nigeria need to begin to see how best our two continents can work closely together to solve this challenge. This is because how we address the issue of migration will define the future of our two continents and the Senate and the National Assembly are keen to see what we can do to support and facilitate solutions to this problem.

The law maker stated that it is the responsibility of the elected members of parliament to address the issue of illegal migration, and promised that the parliament will put spotlight on the illegal migration and trafficking of Nigerians.

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‘’These are issues that we all have a responsibility as elected members of parliament to put an end to. The number of criminal gangs that are now building up and seeing this as a commercial activity is quite alarming therefore, we must put a spotlight on this to stop the illegal trafficking and migration of our people.’’

 

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