The Federal government has called for inter-ministerial collaboration to address illegal migration and human trafficking in the country.
Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, in a courtesy visit to the Minister of Interior, Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, in his office in Abuja said the collaboration call became urgent to tackle the root causes of poverty and humanitarian crises, which she believed were insecurity, illegal migration and human trafficking.
Edu assured the interior minister that the National Social Register would be expanded to capture families and widows of ex-servicemen in the paramilitary organization.
She noted that the inmates of the Nigeria Correctional Services will benefit from the skills acquisition programmes of her ministry.
”For us to achieve the desired result, we must ensure an effective and sustainable inter-ministerial collaboration,” she said.
Edu said the synergy would enable her ministry to get the required intelligence to coordinate and effectively administer any humanitarian crisis.
She said her ministry needs intelligence from the Interior Minister. “We just got the approval for officers from NAPTIP to be present at the different ports.”
“We need you to know the importance of our collaboration with you on the border.
”We have to find ways to step up our intelligence in Nigeria. We have too many illegal borders,” she said