MIGNEX Background Paper

Migration-relevant policies in Nigeria

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This paper describes migration management regulations and practices in Nigeria and identification of opportunities for improved approaches, drawing upon the data collected about policy approaches and outcomes.

By Tobechukwu Nneli, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Gemma Hennessey – Published on 01 December 2022
Key takeaways
Donors have shaped the design of many recent migration policies in Nigeria and pay for much implementation.
Yet there is a mismatch between EU and Nigerian political priorities in the area of migration.
The Nigerian Government prioritises policy on diaspora remittances and investment, and legal emigration channels; the EU prioritises the reduction of irregular migration.

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Nneli, T., Hagen-Zanker, J., Hennessey, G. (2022) Migration-relevant policies in Nigeria (v2). Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo. Available at www.mignex.org/nga