Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria

In the global context of migration, Nigeria features as a prominent country of origin, transit and destination for migrants. With the huge size of its population, its economic climate and its porous borders, Nigeria has been experiencing increases rate of internal and international migration. The Government of Nigeria

has continued to give more attention to migration management as evidenced by expansion in the scope of the National Commission for Refugees to cover migrants and internally displaced persons in 2009; the establishment of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) as a platform for diaspora engagement and the establishment of a House Committee on Diaspora Affairs. In 2014, the Nigerian government approved a USD 300 million diaspora bond which would attract and leverage on diaspora investment.

As part of its contribution towards enhancing migration management in Nigeria, the European Union is currently funding the project "Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria" under the 10th national 10th European Development Fund (EDF). The 20 million Euro project is co-implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

The National 10th EDF project commenced its implementation phase in July 2012 following a nine-month inception phase. The project is expected to end in February 2015.

For more information on the project and its activities, please visit