Labour Migration is an initiative and one the thematic areas of the CYID Mixed Migration Support Working Group created to understand the fundamental human rights as they apply to labour migrants.
They will further promote development that geared towards peacebuilding, democratization and the creation of livelihood opportunities for migrants in Nigeria and abroad. In achieving the set objective promoting regular pathways for Nigerians intending to work abroad must be emphasized.
According to the ILO in 2017, migrant workers accounted for 164 million of the world’s approximately 258 million international migrants. Migrant workers contribute to growth and development in their countries of destination, while countries of origin greatly benefit from their remittances and the skills acquired during their migration experience. Yet, the migration process implies complex challenges in terms of governance, migrant workers’ protection, migration and development linkages, and international cooperation. Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times. Social protection for migrant workers in Nigeria and abroad should be advocated for.