Illegal Migration Is Nothing But Death And Danger – Obasanjo
Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has described illegal migration as a way to death and danger, saying there is nothing good about it.
He said this at the maiden edition of the Youth Migration Summit tagged “Curbing Youth Irregular Migration” which held at Olusegun Obasanjo Public Library (OOPL) on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Obasanjo who led a panel session to look at the Nigerian returnees from Libya said that illegal migration was an unpleasant and hazardous experience one must not dream of venturing into.
“The lesson is, it is not the way to go,” he said.
However, Chief Obasanjo said that legal migration is good because it has led to development and civilisation.
We are all migrants. It only depends on how far back we want to be. Migrants are not refugees or bad people. Einstein was a migrant, having migrated to a land of opportunity.”
He said there is nothing good in illegal migration but when leaves his country to another one to seek greener pasture legally, the journey can be worthwhile.
“The solution is not the way out. Even as bad as things may be at home, things are still better than what you go through. Migration is ordained by God. God told Abraham to leave his home and go. One of the greatest Migration is the movement of the children of Israel to the promised land.”