As part of the initiatives of the ‘The Migrant Project’ aimed sensitizing youths across parts of Lagos and the country at large, local migration experts Ruth Omorodion and Ayo Olugbode were present at the just concluded orientation program for the new students of WAPA Vocational Training Centre in Iyana-Iba, Lagos Mainland.
The event held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Vocational Training Centre, LCDA Compound, Iyana-Iba.
Attendees who were both young and old including new students who were to learn soft skills benefitted from the session.
At the event, facilitators from The Migrant Project were on-ground to advise all participants on the ills of irregular migration; against migrating without the right skill sets, legal documents and a defined plan of action. So that their quest for “greener pastures” doesn’t turn out to be a regrettable journey.
The attendees were educated and encouraged to utilise their skills in home country, be employers of Labour, have good business management skill and thereby be contributors to the development of the Nigerian economy instead of embarking of a journey of uncertainty.
Commenting on the development, Enitan Ibironke, media liasion officer with The Migrant Project said; “this is one of many events that are ongoing with regards to creating awareness about the risks and realities of irregular migration.”
At the vocational centre, students will be taught courses ranging from hair dressing, catering, tiling, fashion designing and other vocational skills.