NIS boss warns against illegal migration, drug abuse

The acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mrs Caroline Adepoju, has warned parents and girls to be wary of irregular migration which has claimed the lives of numerous young Nigerians.

Adepoju gave the warning at the 20th Outreach of the August Girls’ Assembly, one of the largest gatherings of girls in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the outreach, with the theme: “Christian Culture,” was organised by Worth-in-Womanhood arm of the Vine Branch Church Ministry.

Adepoju noted that illegal migrants face many difficulties such as harsh weather conditions and predators who either feed on them or harvest their organs for sale in a crude manner.

“Parents protect your children from those who want to exploit them by luring them abroad.

“And, girls don’t follow anyone who wants to take you abroad by road without telling your parents,” Adepoju warned.

She enjoined girls to face their studies, be diligent and fear God.

She warned them against keeping bad companies and substance abuse.

“Use the Internet wisely, and don’t go to negative sites. Don’t do anything you don’t want anybody to know on the Internet. Don’t expose yourselves to exploitation.

“Obey your parents, especially parents that are godly and God-fearing should be obeyed,” she said.

NAN reports that about 1,500 girls at AGA  were tutored on life and soft skills, sexuality education, christian character and safety among others.

Source: PUNCH

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