Migration has become an increasingly important issue affecting many countries, and it is important for accurate and reliable migration data to be produced by government to inform policy making. In Nigeria, the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Migration and Development, consisting of different government ministries, was established during the process of developing the profile to ensure ownership of the whole process of production and usage of the data.
A migration profile for Nigeria was first published in 2009 to provide a quick reference tool and support evidence-based policymaking on migration. The 2014 country migration profile for Nigeria is therefore an update of the 2009 version. With improved inter-agency collaboration and information-sharing through the TWG on Migration and Development, the process of compiling the 2014 country migration profile for Nigeria was better coordinated and conducted in a more effective manner.
The updated migration country profile is a quick reference tool carefully compiled by the TWG on Migration and Development in Nigeria to support evidenced-based policymaking on migration. It contains statistical overview, trends and analysis of migration issues in the country. The profile is divided into four parts, namely, migration trends and migrant characteristics, impact of migration, migration governance, and key findings and policy implications and recommendations.
The recommendations on the interventions that need to be in place and the need for constant update of the national migration profile are also further explained in the report.