Media communication is a powerful tool to curb irregular migration, the Regional Director, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Nigeria,Yao Ydo, has said.
Ydo was speaking at the opening of the training of Radio Journalists on Professional Production Techniques and Reporting on Irregular Migration in Abuja yesterday.
The chairperson of the Nigerian Community Radio Coalition, Dr Akin Akingbulu, said: “On a regular basis, we hear the kind of challenges that people who want to cross the desert pass through. They get arrested, detained and imprisoned. Some want to cross the sea to Europe and they die.”
Station Manager, West Africa Democracy Radio, Dakar and convener of the training, Agnes Thomasi, said training journalists in curbing irregular migration would go a long way in reducing it.