Navigation

Swiss and Nigerians approve migration plan

Nigerian and Swiss officials have worked together under various partnerships agreed upon by the two countries Keystone

Nigeria has accepted an action plan proposed by Switzerland to prevent “irregular migration” and deal with other migration-related issues, the Swiss government announced on Thursday after talks between Swiss and Nigerian officials in Bern.

This content was published on June 20, 2013 - 20:45
swissinfo.ch and agencies

Under the plan, hearings in the cases of Nigerian asylum seekers will become more frequent. There will be closer cooperation between the two countries in relation to sending failed asylum seekers home, and campaigns will be held to raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration.

The two sides also reviewed the progress made in various projects launched in the framework of their migration partnership.

To help in the fight drug trafficking, 28 agents from Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have been cooperating with the Swiss Border Guard and several cantonal police forces. Six Nigerian agents have been trained in the detection of false documents, and a system to detect false ID documents is being installed in Lagos.

On an international level, the two countries are working together in multilateral bodies tackling issues of migration and internally displaced people.

This article was automatically imported from our old content management system. If you see any display errors, please let us know: community-feedback@swissinfo.ch

Comments under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at english@swissinfo.ch.

Share this story

Join the conversation!

With a SWI account, you have the opportunity to contribute on our website.

You can Login or register here.