The Nigerian Immigration Service has warned Nigerians of the dangers of irregular migration, not to waste their future.
The Accountant General of the NIS, Isah Jere, gave the warning at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.
Jer, who was represented by the NIS Public Relations Officer, Tony Akuneme, said the service was committed to sensitizing Nigerians on the dangers of irregular migration.
“Many people want to travel without knowing what they will do or where they will go.
“Irregular migration agents are brainwashing people and you think life is better on the other side.
“Who says there are no beggars in Canada, the US or the UK?
“There are beggars and homeless people in these countries you’re rushing,” he said.
The NIS leader said that if a person is waiting for a legal job, there is a definite legal way to enter school or survive.
“If we tell the youth that the Libya they are going to is no better than Nigeria, that will at least make them reconsider.
“You can’t be excited to go to a country you don’t know anything about,” he said.
According to him, some youths who rush out do not even use their Nigerian passport.
“So what’s the point of getting a document you don’t need and putting pressure on the system?” he asked.
The CG called on the media to help educate the public about the dangers of illegal migration.