ECOWAS to es­tab­lish mi­gra­tion train­ing acad­emy

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

The ECOWAS Heads of Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vices have en­dorsed a pro­posal by Nige­ria for the es­tab­lish­ment of a Mi­gra­tion Train­ing Acad­emy to ef­fec­tively man­age mi­gra­tion across bor­ders.

The en­dorse­ment was con­tained in rec­om­men­da­tions made at the end of a two-day ECOWAS Heads of Im­mi­gra­tion meet­ing in Abuja.

The text, read by the ECOWAS Head of Di­vi­sion, Free Move­ment and Mi­gra­tion, Dr Tony Luka Elumelu, bor­dered on im­ple­men­ta­tion of free move­ment pro­to­col, bor­der man­age­ment, data man­age­ment and shar­ing among others.

The re­gional im­mi­gra­tion heads called for the set­ting up of a com­mit­tee to im­ple­ment a strat­egy on the ECO visa and de­ter­mine a time­frame for its con­ver­gence.

They stressed that all ma­jor air­ports in the ECOWAS re­gion should be linked con­tin­u­ously with the data base of the In­ter­na­tional Po­lice Or­gan­i­sa­tion (IN­TER­POL).

They said all trav­ellers (in­clud­ing mi­nors) should be is­sued travel doc­u­ments by im­mi­gra­tion au­thor­i­ties, while ECOWAS should adopt a com­mon ap­proach for the pro­tec­tion of chil­dren to mon­i­tor and com­bat abuse and hu­man traf­fick­ing.

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