Poverty, others fuelling irregular migration – NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission has described poverty, inequalities, conflict, and human insecurity as the major triggers of irregular migration, trafficking, and smuggling of migrants.

The commission said it observed that human rights were at the heart of migration and must be respected in compliance with international best practices.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu, SAN stated this in Abuja at the training of NHRC staff on human rights and migration on Tuesday.

A statement on Tuesday by Director, Corporate Affairs and External Linkages Department, Agharese Arase, Ojukwu said, there is a need to adopt a human rights-based approach in dealing with issues of migration since it extends to other core human rights.

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