International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
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International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part A (2021)

The dreams and the drama: Alternative narratives to illegal migration amongst young people in Nigeria: Gender predisposition, dangers and recommendations

Author(s): Otobo Daniel David and Okoro Ijeoma Ngozi
Abstract: Alternatives to illegal migrations: The need to migrate out of Nigeria has almost been seen as the surest bet to getting a better life. Many Nigerians try to attain this fit by all means possible. Even illegally. In 2015, 23,000 Nigerians crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe and in the first 9 months of 2016, 22,500 had crossed. In the 1990s, more men migrated than women, however the reverse is becoming the case in the 21st century. The general prevalence of illegal migration is constantly increasing. Due to the illegality of this act, a lot of people migrating illegally lose their lives and properties in the process. Others never get to where they are going. While the rest are kidnapped and trafficked into prostitution. Especially the women and girls. With reasons ranging from family and friends’ pressure, to search for greener pastures or even escaping from the law, More Nigerians die on the seas, illegally migrating than other African nations.
Pages: 13-16  |  109 Views  35 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Otobo Daniel David, Okoro Ijeoma Ngozi. The dreams and the drama: Alternative narratives to illegal migration amongst young people in Nigeria: Gender predisposition, dangers and recommendations. Int J Adv Community Med 2021;4(3):13-16. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2021.v4.i3a.199
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine