The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration is conducting a pilot survey on the above named subject matter in Edo, Delta, Lagos and Imo states.
The main objective of the study, according to NBS, was to identify the level of awareness of perception of intending and returned migrants on dangers of irregular migration outside Nigeria.
The Statistician General of the Federation & CEO, NBS, Dr. Yemi Kale in a statement gave the specific objectives of the survey to include; “To provide baseline data on intending and returned migrants in Nigeria.
“To provide up –to –date information on the awareness and perception of intending migrants on dangers of irregular migration.
“To generate quality data on experiences of returned migrants for the purpose of rehabilitation and re – integration.
“To identify steps taken by government to return, rehabilitate and re – integrate returned migrants in Nigeria.
“To make evidence based recommendations that would help curb the phenomenon of irregular migration in Nigeria,” he said.
Dr. Kale disclosed that “NBS data collectors are currently in the selected pilot states to collect the required raw data from the selected respondents.
“The data collection exercise will last for twelve days starting from 12th of August, 2020.
“We appeal to the selected respondents to give the required information to our data collectors as their cooperation is necessary for the smooth conduct of the survey,” he said.