Nigeria will partner with a team of experts from the International Centre for Migration Policy Development to build a database aimed at effectively managing migrants.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige stated this in Abuja at a meeting with the team of the experts in his office.
Dr Ngige said “every good policy requires good data for effective implementation for up to date evidence and information about labour market needs and migrant workers profiles, including their origin, citizenship, age and sex composition, education and skills, which are necessary for effective labour administration, policy implementation, impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation. Unfortunately, most of this information is lacking in Nigeria.”
He also said, “the process of bridging the observed data gap through the results of a national survey on Labour Migration is for the ministry to partner with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development.”
The leader of the team, Mr Noazad Hodiwala said the International Centre for Migration Policy Development was established 2009 to globally provide technical assistance in the area of migration.
He said the database would benefit the national policy on labour migration.