By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Minister of Labour and Social Security of Sierra Leone, Alpha Osman Timbo is to chair the maiden edition of the African migration summit to be held at Accra International Conference Center, Ghana.
The event is slated for February 25-26, 2021, themed ” Labour Migration: Shifting to paradigm to benefit Africa will have in attendance President of Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana who doubles as the Chairman of the 15 West African nations under the aegis of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of States and Government and other dignitaries.
Ajibola Abayomi, President of the Journalists International Forum For Migration, JIFORM, in a statement made available to the media described the former Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) 2012 presidential candidate as a pan-Africanist with passion for youth development.
The African Migration Summit, powered by JIFORM and Nekotech Center for Labour Migration Diplomacy, is the premiere of an annual private-public Migration summit focused on establishing roadmaps for use by policy makers for effective and prosperous migration for African Migrants.
The aim is committed to creating a continent-wide force of African migration stakeholders- working hand in hand with African Leaders and Governments from 2021-2025 to create a much needed urgent and accelerated paradigm shift for African Labour Migration in line with Africa Agenda 2063 and the Global Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.
Participants at the summit include the international multiple award winner and renowned member of the African Union Labour Migration Advisory Committee and Executive Chair of the Nekotech Center for Labour Migration Diplomacy and Chair of UNYA-Ghana, H. E. Rev. Dr. Ocansey; foremost activist Professor Patrick Lumumba from Kenya and Chairman, Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on Diasporas Matters, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, and others.