Nigeria

Nigeria

Nigeria is a country located in West Africa with a population of approximately 200 million people. Nigeria is very rich in diversity and has over 250 ethnic groups. Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa are its three predominant languages while English is Nigeria’s official language. Pidgin is also widely spoken among its people. Nigeria is blessed with abundant natural resources such as oil and gas. The national capital is the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, while Lagos, is known as its commercial capital. Its major religions are Christianity and Islam.

Nigeria has a team of 40 MaM volunteers including eight from MaM phase one. The volunteers operate across Edo, Delta and Lagos states, where over 50% of the returned migrants assisted to return to Nigeria since April 2017 under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration hail from.  The volunteers bring various skills to the table like photography, graphic design, acting, public speaking, advocacy, writing, soccer and sound production while being trained and retrained across these areas and more under the project. Through offline activities like market sensitisation, school advocacy, soccer tournaments, music concerts, drama and role plays, radio visits and production of digital content, they put their passion and skills to great use to pass across messages that creates positive behavioural change among their peers and communities on safe migration and other issues like COVID-19.

Key Figures

volunteers
50
volunteers
youth outreach
17
youth outreach initiatives
community events
61
community events
people reached on the ground
16,830
people reached on the ground
people reached on online
53,128
people reached online
video produced
42
videos produced

Volunteers

Efosa is a returned migrant who runs a barbers shop in Benin City.
Morire is a businesswoman with her hands in various pies. She makes and sells sanitizers, soaps,…
Enowan has trained people on creating awareness on irregular migration.
Jerry returned in 2017 and is engaged in providing laundry services.
Chylian is a MaM volunteer for both phase 1 and 2. She is a winner of the IOM virtual reality…
She is a fashion designer and was reintegrated into fashion as her business. She traveled in Nov…
Therietta is a returnee to Nigeria in 2017 and has been fully reintegrated since then.
Therietta is a returnee to Nigeria in 2017 and has been fully reintegrated since then.